An inquiry investigating payment times and practices in Australia is in full swing with preliminary findings confirming that big businesses and some governments are taking longer than ever to pay small businesses. So far 60 percent of small businesses are reporting an increase in the trend over the past 12 months. As an AFA Member, you have until the end of February to have your say by contributing to the payment times inquiry survey which can be found at www.asbfeo.gov.au.