The Gong: Byline Times

THE GONG AWARD is a wake-up call to late payers. This nomination goes to Byline Times, ordered by a Small Claims court on 21 December 2021 to pay an invoice for shifts from 2016 - more than seven years later.

Worse, the freelance who won got interest only at the rate for court judgments, not the higher rate under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1988. When claiming interest and compensation for late payment, it is important to reference the Act by name in all invoices and correspondence: see