Legislative interest on late payment

An explanation on late payments in construction, following new regulations in March 2013.

Published: January 0001
Pages: 3
BESA Product Code: LC 68

Explains the recovery of adjudication costs, the changes to the periods for which statutory interests runs and calculating the compensation and interest.

Since 2002, all businesses, including public sector organisations have been entitled to claim interest and compensation on late payments under non-consumer contracts. On 16 March 2013, new rules were introduced. A party to a commercial contract can claim (a) compensation, (b) interest and (c) reasonable costs of recovery.

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