Atradius has published the key findings of the May 2024 edition of its Payment Practices Barometer for Western Europe, a survey based on feedback from approximately 3,000 domestic and export suppliers in fourteen markets and across eight sectors. The survey found that three in five businesses across Western Europe expressed concern about an increase in insolvencies in the year ahead, and around 20% more companies than last year reported anxiety about a significant worsening of their DSO. This is echoed by an upward trend in bad debts, currently accounting for an average of 8% of the total value of B2B sales on credit, up from 6% last year. To read Atradius’ news release, go to¬†https://group.atradius.com/press/press-releases/western-european-firms-face-working-capital-challenges.html.