CIPR welcomes government commitment to tackle late payments

In his Spring Statement Chancellor, Philip Hammond, describes late payments as a “scourge” and has committed to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in tackling this issue.

Jon Gerlis, CIPR Senior Policy Officer
The CIPR’s forthcoming State of the Profession 2018 report shows that more than one in ten (12%) practitioners practice as independent and the issue of late payments places significant financial pressure on these individuals as well as on small businesses across the UK. While we welcome this commitment, we look forward to the government enacting appropriate measures to tackle the culture of late payments head on.
Jon Gerlis, CIPR Senior Policy Officer

The CIPR is committed to championing the interests of small businesses through the forum of the newly formed Independent Practitioners Network. Members working independently are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences by 31 March via this brief survey. For further information please email the CIPR IP Network.

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Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).