Late payments

Late payment displays a serious problem in the construction sector, both in private and public contracts. Reasons for this include the specific structure of the sector (long and interdependent supply chain), the imbalance of power between enterprises as well as frequent disputes over the quality of goods and services. Despite existing rules on late payment, it remains a serious problem, especially for the SMEs and crafts of the sector. On this basis, EBC calls for the implementation of a zero tolerance policy and strengthened rules with regard to late payments.


  • SME Assembly 2023: Construction SMEs show support to Regulation proposal to tackle late payment - - Read more  
  • Late payments: EBC welcomes the ambition to empower Construction SMEs and Crafts - - Read more  
  • Late payments: Euronews invites EBC to discuss late payment impact on construction SMEs and crafts - - Read more  
  • Late Payment: SME representatives discuss the impact of bad payment behaviours in event at EESC - - Read more  
  • Late Payment: EBC participates to EU Payments Observatory - - Read more  
  • Late Payment: EBC calls for an ambitious revision of the Late Payment Directive - - Read more  
  • Late Payment: Commission launches public consultation to review Late Payment Directive - - Read more  
  • Rising prices: EBC meets with DG GROW Director for Construction G. Cozigou - - Read more  
  • Public Procurement: EBC meets new Head of Unit to discuss innovative concepts and Expert Group - - Read more  
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