CAP088 - Application of late payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998
Clause 6.6.5 states the rate of 4% over base rate, accrued daily, can be levied on any CUSC party that fails to pay on the due date any amount properly due.
This amendment is proposed in order to allow the application of the late payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998. This would act as an additional incentive to ensure that payments are made in accordance with prevailing contracts, as it allows for interest to be levied on late paid items at a rate equal to a specified base rate plus eight percentage points per annum. This rate is set twice a year on 30 June and 31 December each year. This rate is applicable for the following six-month periods i.e. 1 July to 31 December and 1 January to 30 June respectively.
Modification status: Concluded
Last updated: 13 May 2020