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Best foot forward – by Philip King FCICM

16 October 2019 Just before last weekend, BEIS announced that Paul Uppal had stood down from the role of Small Business Commissioner after two years in the post. I won’t speculate about the background or reasons for his departure. No benefit is derived from pointless or ill-informed comment. What I will say, however, is that […]

Countdown to Brexit – by Philip King FCICM

19 September 2019 I’d like to explain exactly what is going to happen over the next six weeks in relation to Brexit. I want to set out how businesses will be impacted from 31 October, how they can mitigate against any specific risks, and what UK government policy will be as we move towards the […]

Stranger Danger.. A Guest blog by Dianne Smith, Head of Partnerships at Key IVR

6 September 2019 Stranger Danger – Why am I giving my credit card details to you? I like to think there’s a silver lining to major data breaches hitting the news, consumers are being more cautious about how they share their personal data. The Public vs The Cyber Criminals, the ongoing battle. This is particularly […]

Celebrate doing the right thing – by Philip King FCICM

01 August 2019     There’s been an increasing clamour round the issue of late payment in recent weeks. Much of this has been driven by the suspension of a number of businesses from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to meet the requirements that they voluntarily signed up to. The relevant press releases can […]

Plus Ca Change! – by Philip King FCICM

18 July 2019     I’m just over two weeks into a challenge to walk one million steps over a three-month period and, as a result, I’m walking about twice as far each day as I normally would. Apart from the obvious benefits on my health and fitness, it also means I’m getting more time […]

The view from both sides – guest blog by Shoosmiths

04 July 2019 Before taking a role in client service management, I worked at the sharp end of a legal collections team for five years. In my former life as a Litigation Manager, nothing made my heart sink lower and deeper than the regular circulation (usually on a Monday) of the accounts receivables report. Any client […]

Is Cash Always King? – guest blog by Jo Kettner, CEO of Company Watch

    27 June 2019 For many credit professionals the phrase ‘cash is king’ has become rather hackneyed and over-used. Clearly cash is vital to enable the continuity of the company and to meet its immediate obligations. Cash can arise from trading operations or from debt, shareholder or asset disposals. Cash also provides the business […]