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Claiming money back under Late Payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act

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TomRavenscroft Wed 21-Mar-18 10:47:55

Has anyone else used this? I'm very confused about the terms.

Under the act, self-employed/sole traders can claim compensation and interest on late payments. Fine.

But I've read conflicting accounts of the terms. I don't know if you can legally claim compensation and interest if businesses haven't paid within 30 days of being invoiced, or within 60 days. Is it different for private companies and public sector ones?

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Estjab Tue 10-Apr-18 17:31:25

Hi, I've used this legislation. Here's a very useful link for you:
www.gov.uk/late-commercial-payments-interest-debt-recovery

TomRavenscroft Tue 10-Apr-18 17:58:57

Thank you! I still don't think I understand, though – with a private company, can I legally claim compensation and interest after 30 days, or or 60?

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Estjab Tue 10-Apr-18 19:30:51

It's 30 days: here's a more useful explanation for you:

www.osborneclarke.com/media/filer_public/19/8e/198e3129-4118-45fa-9801-eb34d34204e2/late-payments-of-commercial-debts.pdf

Do you put a payment period in your invoices?

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