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Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill [HL] 2019-20

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Lord Mendelsohn

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Lords 2nd reading: House of Lords (no debate) | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 44 (as introduced) (PDF) 21.01.2020

Latest news on the Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill [HL] 2019-20

First reading took place on 21 January. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

Summary of the Small Business Commissioner and Late Payments etc Bill [HL] 2019-20

A bill to make provision to amend the statutory limits for payment of invoices; make provision for a statutory time limit for resolving payment disputes; amend interest for late payments and penalties for persistent late payments and non-compliance; prohibit specified payment practices, on-boarding and pay-to-stay; require payments becoming due under public sector construction projects to be held in project bank accounts; amend the remit, role and powers of the Small Business Commissioner in regard to late payments; provide for a duty on auditors to publish late payment data; and for connected purposes

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