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Company number: 04309402

Reporting period:
1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020

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

This report was filed on 29 October 2020

and approved by Rowan Baker

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 32 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 20 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

7 days

Longest standard payment period

91 days

Standard payment terms

Payment terms are agreed with subcontractors and suppliers as part of contract negotiations and to comply with any statutory and client contractual requirements. Terms agreed range from 7 Days to 60 Days from month end of invoice.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

91 days

The maximum contractual payment period is 60 Days from month end of invoice.

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited is committed to fair treatment of all its supply chain partners and promotes transparency and swift resolution of any dispute.

For both supplier and subcontractor disputes the process will involve the Accounts Payable Department and may involve members of Procurement, Office Management and Commercial and where necessary other Senior Management. Subcontractor disputes will initially be addressed by the Project Commercial team.

Following escalation to Senior Management, on rare occasions where it is not possible to reach an agreement suitable to both parties, other methods of dispute resolution may include but are not limited to mediation, adjudication, expert determination and/or arbitration.

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.

Yes – Signed PPC in 2013. After a temporary suspension in April 2019 (alongside a number of other tier one contractors), LOR was reinstated to the code in November 2019 after strong delivery against its action plan

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?