Large builders throughout Australia are hoarding cash owed to suppliers and subcontractors and are using muscle to pay invoices later than their smaller counterparts, according to the latest report.

Unveiling its first quarter analysis of payment trends for the first quarter of 2017, credit reporting outfit Dunn & Bradstreet reported that where small businesses (less than 500 employees) within the construction sector were late in paying invoices to large suppliers, the average period of late payment was only fourteen…