Hewitt urges better support.

Small-business minister Patricia Hewitt is spearheading an initiative targeted at UK companies which have not signed up to a late payment code by the Better Payment Practice Group. Under the scheme, all companies which have still to sign up will receive a letter from the minister urging them to show their commitment to prompt payment by becoming signatories. Established in 1988, the code is a public demonstration that an organisation is committed to prompt payment.

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