Stuart Mackinnon, FSB’s external affairs manager for Scotland, said: “Thousands of Scottish businesses close their doors every year due to late payments. We need to get tough with those big businesses that abuse their suppliers and use them as cheap credit.
“Today’s suspensions hopefully demonstrate a change of attitude at the top toward late paying big businesses. North of the border, we’ve argued for some time that persistent late payers can’t be awarded public contracts. Across the UK, we need to see the next Prime Minister force the biggest businesses to behave responsibly toward their supply chains.”