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Meet the Commissioner

Tuesday, 4th September 2018

DATE: 4th September 2018

TIME: 12 noon (free buffet lunch provided)

PLACE: STEM Centre, Middlesbrough College, Dock Street, Middlesbrough, TS2 1AD

The Tees Valley Business Club and the LinkedIn North East Business Network are giving anybody operating or advising a small business (defined as turnover under £6.5 million*) the chance to join us for lunch with the Government’s Small Business Commissioner. The Commissioner is a senior official appointed by the Business Secretary, he will be joined by Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen.

The office of the Small Business Commissioner was launched in December 2017 to ensure fair payment practices for Britain's 5.7 million small businesses, and support them in resolving their payment disputes with larger businesses and bring about culture change.

Paul Uppal is the Commissioner and he is visiting the North East region on 4th September 2018. The event, which is free thanks to sponsorship from Tier One Capital, will give business owners the opportunity to hear some of the most up to date information about the economy and the outlook for small business and to hear how the commissioner is attempting to change practice to ensure supply chain resilience through timely payments

The Small Business Commissioner has even introduced a simple online interest calculator which explain how much you can legally charge for late payment and the steps you need to take to ensure your invoices are compliant.

To attend this free interesting and informative networking event complete the Eventbrite registration:

*According to the UK's Companies Act 2006, a small company is defined as one that does not have a turnover of more than £6.5million, a balance sheet total of more than £3.26 million and does not have more than 50 employees.