Collections Department. But additionally, there are many different websites where late invoices are reported in the UK, which includes the following;
This website was designed in 1997 by the UK Government who partnered with various business organizations that were offering SME services. Its primary function is to help UK businesses get paid for their services.
If you have an overdue invoice, then you are likely to find your name on their website. Most businesses have already registered on this site, and they send information about unpaid invoices, so the others can see them before getting into business with you.
The Business Disputes Register
This is yet another website that seeks to resolve any conflicts between businesses, including unpaid invoices, which means that you may be reported on the site if you haven’t paid your invoice.
They allow businesses to raise disputes which in the end help erring customers pay up their invoices. Once you pay, the information can be removed, making your record clean.
This website helps businesses report their experiences on unpaid invoices. They have an online directory that is very simple to use, and any creditor can post your name to show that you did not pay their invoice.
All the information is made public, which means that anyone can see your information and payment history with a said creditor.
The Small Business Commissioner. This is the most common place where the client will seek help first; after all attempts to reach you fail. If you disagree, you shall find your name on that website.
Additionally, they could also report you to;
Register of Outstanding Invoices – ROSI
This is a body that the UK government set up to endorse legislation, policies, and acts of parliament as pertains to the payment of invoices, commercial contracts, and other financial transactions.
Checklate (*Update: 05/08/2021 – checklate.co.uk seems to be offline for good)
Checklate was once designed to help SMEs who wished to investigate the financial history of potential clients, including their payment habits. The site used to collect information, such as customer reviews from other companies and their personal data and displays them for all to see.
The Prompt Payment Directory (*Update: 05/08/2021 – thepromptpaymentdirectory.co.uk closed for good)
The Prompt Payment Directory is another site that has permanently closed its doors in 2021.