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Company number: 02812206

Reporting period:
1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017

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

This report was filed on 29 January 2018

and approved by Lynn Rattigan

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 32 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 0 %

Payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

45 days

Standard payment terms

Ernst & Young LLP is the main trading entity for EY in the UK, not Ernst & Young Services LTD. Unless otherwise agreed in
writing, EY will pay for third party goods or services, within 45 days of receipt of a correct,
undisputed and properly due VAT invoice, such invoice to be provided by the supplier within
the time contractually agreed with EY. Invoices must generally state: the contact details of the
EY point of contact; the relevant purchase order number; the period to which the invoice
relates; the Supplier’s bank account for payment; all charges and applicable taxes, and a
description of the services/products. EY may set off amounts owing to it by the supplier, and if
EY has a bona fide dispute relating to all or some of the supplier’s invoices, EY may withhold
payment of the amount, subject to resolution of the dispute. Undisputed invoices that remain
unpaid by EY at their due date incur interest at 2% above the base rate of Barclays Bank Plc
(calculated from and including the day the sum became due for payment up to but excluding
the date of payment).

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

With respect to contracts with suppliers, the general position is that the appointed service
managers (and, if applicable, senior service managers) for each party first attempt to
resolve the dispute (the EY point of contact varies from contract to contract). Additionally
suppliers can contact EY’s dedicated accounts payable team (
Such contacts would generally seek to deal with any disputes promptly (involving other
senior EY contacts, as needed), in accordance with the terms of the contract.

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?