Paul Uppal was born June 1967, in Birmingham. Paul graduated from the University of Warwick with a Second-class honours, upper division degree in Politics and Sociology. After graduating he ran his own small business in the construction and real estate sector for over 20 years. In 2010 Paul was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West and was also elected Chairman of the All Party Urban Development Group. In September 2012 Paul was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to David Willetts at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. In 2013 Paul was on the Number 10 Policy Board which advised Prime Minister, David Cameron at the time. In 2017 Paul swapped Westminster for a job helping small businesses and was appointed the role of the UK’s first Small Business Commissioner. Paul Uppal married Lawyer, Kashmir Uppal in 1991, and the couple have three children.
Show me the money! The truth about late payment.
The Small Business Commissioner will highlight how he is addressing the issue of late payment, which costs smaller enterprises £2.5billion a year. The Commissioner will advise SME’s on how he is changing practice to ensure supply chain resilience through timely payments, measures he has introduced and how his office supports small firms in dispute over outstanding invoices. The Commissioner will also provide current information about the country’s future economic prospects.