The British Retail Consortium has expressed disappointment about the £5 billion (€5.57bn-$7.36bn) top-up credit insurance scheme announced by the government to help suppliers to deal with risky customers, billing it as “too little, too late for the retail sector.” The program, which we reported in the last issue, is set to last from May 1 to Dec. 31. Details about the plan show that suppliers must pay a 2 percent premium for the extra insurance coverage, compared with an annual premium of 1.5 percent for a similar program launched last year in France. The British government has offered to simply match the credit cover offered by the major insurance companies, some of which are cutting their own coverage for some clients.