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Company number: 01222246

Reporting period:
1 August 2020 to 31 January 2021

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

This report was filed on 9 February 2021

and approved by David Ian Joweet

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 41 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 43 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

1 days

Longest standard payment period

75 days

Standard payment terms

The most frequent terms for suppliers is 30 days net. The second most frequent is 60 days net.

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

Yes – Contracts with suppliers have been renewed/reviewed and some have changed from 30 days net to 60 days net during the reporting period.

Were suppliers notified or consulted about these changes before they were made?

Yes – Contract negotiations will have taken place with the supplier.

Maximum contractual payment period agreed

75 days

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

Disputes relating to payment would initially be directed to the Accounts Payable team. If the AP team can not resolve the issue this would be escalated to the Purchasing manager of the Finance manager to ensure proper 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?