An article on the BBC News website identifies a culture of bullying by bigger firms dealing with smaller firms in the form of late payments.

A power imbalance between large and small companies means that larger firms who buy from smaller companies have the power to sink a small business, even if that small business is thriving by means of late payments.

The Government has appointed a small business commissioner to address the issue and bring faster dispute resolution for small companies who have to chase big business for payments.

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