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UK SMEs face over £67bn in unpaid invoices

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You may be aware that recent industry studies have revealed that small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK currently face over £67bn in unpaid invoices. This total marks a 36 per cent increase since 2011. That's an average of almost £40,000 per firm. If this figure reaches £50,000, one in four SMEs say they may have to shut up shop altogether.

Unpaid invoices now amount to 14 per cent of annual turnover across SMEs as a whole. Some of the hardest hit sectors include businesses within manufacturing (owed £13.4bn - 17 per cent of turnover) and the construction sector (owed £7bn - 16 per cent of turnover).

UK SMEs are also waiting an average of 72 days for payment of invoices (construction industry stands at 107 days!), a figure that continues to climb year on year.

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