H&V News will be holding our second live Twitter debate on late payment on Friday 13 November between noon and 13:00.
Late payment has long been a problem within the construction industry. Over the past several years, many case studies outlining how different companies have been affected by this issue have appeared in the pages of H&V News.
While our Time for Change campaign has been advocating for retention funds to be placed in trust and to change the culture of late payment for some time, we want to hear how those at the coal face are coping and allow them to ask experts for help with their situations.
Our first #latepayment Twitter debate was held on 25 September with the support of B&ES head of legal and commercial Rob Driscoll, construction ICT consultant and social media expert Paul Wilkinson and Textura Europe.
Its aim was to raise awareness of the problems caused by late payment of invoices, as well as promoting best practice and suggesting ways to combat the problem. Topics included the benefits of digital payment, project bank accounts and the H&V News Time for Change campaign, and a mixture of industry statistics, statements, questions and advice resulted from the cross industry involvement.
Our next debate again be supported by Mr Driscoll, Mr Wilkinson and Textura Europe, as well as members of the H&V News editorial team.
The aim of our second debate is to once again provide a platform for those seeking advice on specific situations involving late payment, as well as discussing ways to combat the problem and how these can be implemented.
How to take part
- To read all the comments as they happen, go to the Twitter website and search for #latepayment.
- We will be asking six questions every 10 minutes. If you want to reply to Q1, please start your tweet with “A1”, or if you are replying to Q2, please start your tweet with “A2” and so on.
- Use the hashtag #latepayment when tweeting your questions or comments.
- Follow H&V News on Twitter at @HVN_plus and @HVNMagazine.