Payment terms will be one of the challenges of the recovery.
This is the message delivered on Wednesday during the meeting held on this theme, a few days before the publication of the annual report of the Observatory of payment deadlines.
The more severe repression of fraud on late payments
Its president, Jeanne-Marie Prost, has already unveiled the main lessons.
And she regrets that in 2020, the French situation has deteriorated more markedly than among its neighbors - even if the French average for late payments remains below the European average.
It was during the summer of 2020 that payment terms were the most altered in France, with delays of nearly two weeks.
If the trend was corrected in the fourth quarter, falling to 13.1 days late, this figure remains higher than the trend of recent years, around 11 days.
the deterioration of late payments was contained thanks to the support mechanisms for the State economy, and the efforts of companies
", noted Jeanne-Marie.
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