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Company number: 03782700

Reporting period:
1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018

Warning This information is as reported by the business, and responses are in their own words.

This report was filed on 31 January 2019

and approved by Tom Bains

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 48 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 47 %

Payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

60 days

Standard payment terms

EPL standard payment terms are 60 days from receipt of invoice.

Were there any changes to the standard payment terms in the reporting period?


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

60 days

Any other information about payment terms

EPL operate a weekly payment run, which means that actual payment dates can fall outside the agreed payment terms of the invoice. If an extra 7 days is taken into account then the percentage of invoices paid late to agreed terms statistic falls to 16%.

Dispute resolution process

Disputes with suppliers are dealt with on a case by case basis. EPL try to resolve these in a manner that suits all parties. The procedure is specified within each individual Contract.

Although there is no timeframe for the resolution of the dispute all steps are taken to remedy queries as soon as possible.

Other payment information

Has this business signed up to a code of conduct or standards on payment practices? If so, which?

For example, signatories to The Prompt Payment Code must commit to paying 95% of their invoices within 60 days.


Does this business offer e-invoicing in relation to qualifying contracts? This is where suppliers can electronically submit and track invoices. It’s not just allowing suppliers to email them an invoice.


Does this business offer supply chain finance? This is where a supplier who has submitted an invoice can be paid by a third-party finance provider earlier than the agreed payment date. The business would then pay the finance provider the invoiced sum.


Under its payment practices and policies, can this business deduct sums from payments under qualifying contracts as a charge for remaining on a supplier list?


During the reporting period, did the business deduct sums from payments as a charge for remaining on a supplier list?