Leading firms fined for paying bills late

Leading public and private companies have been named and shamed for late payment of bills to suppliers and fined a total of €6.9million as the government moves to protect small PME businesses.

Maximum fines of €375,000 were levied against 11 top companies, who included three state-controlled businesses: La Poste whose 2017 turnover was €24billion, lottery firm Française des Jeux, whose turnover was €15bn and Ile-de-France public transport group RATP, with €5.5bn of turnover.

Energy giant Engie’s ...

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