BETA This is a new service – your feedback will help us to improve it.


Company number: 04513124

Reporting period:
1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019

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

This report was filed on 29 January 2020

and approved by Paul Sandland

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 53 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 19 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

1 days

Longest standard payment period

90 days

Standard payment terms

60 days end of month after the invoice was raised (can vary from immediate to 90 days end of month depending on spend by Dechra with suppliers).

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

90 days

Dechra Limited purchases from businesses with varying terms depending on spend - a maximum of 90 day payment terms is standard for the larger suppliers.

Any other information about payment terms

Percentage of invoices not paid within agreed terms remained the same for a consecutive period with no significant changes.

Dispute resolution process

Dechra Limited resolve payment disputes quickly and efficiently. When an invoice is presented at Dechra Limited it should quote a purchase order reference. In the case of a query on quantity or price the local purchasing team will contact the supplier directly by phone or email to reach resolution.

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?