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Company number: 02366879

Reporting period:
1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021

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

This report was filed on 30 April 2021

and approved by Gregor Alexander

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 27 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 28 %

Payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

30 days

Standard payment terms

SSE's standard payment terms are Nett 30 days but buyers are authorised to negotiate alternative terms with individual suppliers where appropriate.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

45 days

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

1) Suppliers can obtain an update on the status of their invoices by following the Accounts Payable Unpaid Escalation Process which is clearly detailed in the Payment Guidance section at Where the issue relates to the approval of the invoice suppliers may be referred to the "orderer". 2) Alternatively suppliers can also contact the "orderer" directly using the details provided on the Purchase Order

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 – The Prompt Payment Code

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?