In a call to all public bodies at local, national and EU level across Europe to respond to the cash squeeze caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) launched their campaign for a €65 billion boost to small business cash flow by encouraging all public payers to pay their bills within 7 days, rather than 30.

The ‘Pay in 7’ campaign was launched by the ESBA Board representing one million micro and small companies across the EU. They advocate this cash boost to business to be implemented by all public bodies, to accompany many Member State governments’ plans for increased lending already announced.

Sign the pay in 7 Petition here

Show your support on social media and across all your networks by using our #PayIn7 kitemark

Further show your support on social media by using the following specimen #PayIn7 calls to action:

  • We urge all European public bodies to #PayIn7 to help small businesses with their cash flow in light of the COVID-19 threat

  • Help small businesses keep afloat during COVID-19 and support #PayIn7

  • If you want to help small business survive the virus crisis, sign the #PayIn7 petition here

  • I’ve signed the #PayIn7 petition to support small businesses survive the virus crisis

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Contact your local authorities, local councillors, mayor, members of parliament, your national ministry for business, and other public officials by using this template e-letter:


If you belong to a business organisation, write to the leadership and ask them to support #PayIn7.