DFS TRADING LIMITED
Company number: 01735950
1 July 2019
to 29 December 2019
This report was filed on 30 January 2020
and approved by Mike
Average time taken to pay invoices: 34 days
- within 30 days: 62%
- in 31 to 60 days: 30%
- in 61 days or more: 8%
Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 37 %
Standard payment period for qualifying contracts
Standard payment terms
Payment terms are agreed with key suppliers individually and may vary depending on the nature of the goods or services being provided. Standard payment terms for other suppliers are typically 60 days from invoice date.
Were there any changes to the standard payment terms in the reporting period?
Yes – Standard payment terms for new suppliers were changed from 20th of month following invoice to 60 days from invoice date.
Were suppliers notified or consulted about these changes before they were made?
Yes – New suppliers advised as part of supplier take-on process. Where payment terms were amended for existing suppliers, this was by agreement in advance of the change.
Maximum contractual payment period agreed
Any other information about payment terms
Dispute resolution process
Where discrepancies arise on either the price or volume of items received, these are referred to the business area receiving the goods or services for agreement with the supplier, supported by the accounts payable team. Where necessary, additional documentation (e.g. proof of delivery) is sought.
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?