Chasing payments is a fact of life for most freelancers, and when you’re approached by a new client there is often a nagging questionmark about whether or not they will pay on time, or worse — go bust.
Now you can find out a little bit more about the financial strength, or otherwise, of clients on the Companies House website. The website is still in development, but the beta version allows you to access profit and loss accounts which give a clear picture of their financial health.
The website might also prove useful for stories as you can quickly find how much profit a private clinic or health company is making. For instance, a quick browse revealed some eye-watering profits in the IVF sector.
Best of all, the website is free.