Balfour Beatty and Kier have become the latest main contractors to consider setting up new payment schemes designed to help the cash flow of their suppliers.

The move follows the publication of a report into the Carillion Early Payment Facility by NSCC yesterday.

Other contractors who have said they will look at setting up similar schemes that involve paying a fee to receive early payment include ISG, Galliford Try, Willmott Dixon and Wates.