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Payment Time

Requested on
Mon 16th June, 2014
FOI 4555
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Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know the average time taken for the council to pay invoices submitted to it by suppliers. I would like this data broken down in to 12-month periods ending March 31.

I would like data going back five years (with data commencing from 2009/10). If this is not possible within the restrictions of the Freedom of Information Act, three years of data will suffice (from 2011/12). If this is not possible, please supply two years of data (2012/13 and 2013/14).

If the year end (March 31) makes responding to this request difficult, please base the response on the council’s annual report/financial accounts.


Fin.Year                     Average No. Days to Pay                                                %Paid within 30days

2009/10                                  15 days                                                                                  97%
2010/11                                  17 days                                                                                  97.1%
2011/12                                  14 days                                                                                  97.2%
2012/13                                  12 days                                                                                  91.3%
2013/14                                  16 days                                                                                  94.8%