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Company number: 03194733

Reporting period:
3 March 2019 to 31 August 2019

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

This report was filed on 4 October 2019

and approved by Gillian Hague

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 9 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 12 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

30 days

Longest standard payment period

60 days

Standard payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

Goods not for resale – 30 days
Goods for resale – 60 days

Standard payment terms

Goods not for resale – Invoices are paid weekly, on 30 days payment terms

Goods for resale – Invoices are paid daily, on 60 days payment terms
Settlement discount applied to all goods for resale invoices as below –
Direct Imports suppliers – 4%
Landed suppliers – 18.25%

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


Dispute resolution process

Queries from the Company’s suppliers are directed through a central Supplier Liaison team within Accounts Payable. The following service level agreements are in place to ensure we respond to our suppliers within an acceptable time frame:
(a) Urgent queries – 24 hours from receipt of query; and
(b) Non-urgent queries – 48 hours from receipt of query.

The initial contact points for suppliers are as follows:
(a) Goods for resale –
(b) Goods not for resale –

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?