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Public Contracts Legislation Payments

Data on public contracts legislation payments. Invoices paid within 30 days and interest paid to suppliers due to late payments.

Our annual performance of payments is in line with the Public Contracts Legislation 2015.

From 2015/16, all contracting authorities are required to publish annual performance data demonstrating their performance on paying invoices in 30 days to first-tier suppliers/prime contractors over the previous 12 months.

The data will show the:

  • percentage of invoices paid within 30 days
  • amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment

Additionally, it will be a requirement to publish the total amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay, i.e. whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise, due to a breach of the Regulations.

This figure must be published annually in relation to the previous 12-month period at the end of March 2017.

Payment performance statistics

List of payment performance statistics
Financial YearProportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113The amount of interest paid to Suppliers due to breach of the requirement in regulation 113Total interest liable to pay suppliers from March 2017
2015/1695.98%£572.57N/A - Data required for 2016/2017 onwards