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Company number: 02440829

Reporting period:
1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

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

This report was filed on 28 July 2021

and approved by Martin Hunter

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 25 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 19 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

21 days

Longest standard payment period

45 days

Standard payment terms

Costain Engineering & Construction Limited is a holding and services company within the Costain Group. The administration of the few suppliers it engages is handled by a fellow subsidiary, Costain Limited. Terms are agreed with suppliers as part of contract negotiations.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

45 days

There were no changes to standard payment terms in the reporting period.

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

Costain Engineering & Construction Limited actively seeks to resolve disputes by discussing them with the relevant supplier(s), generally involving members of the accounts or accounts payable team; where necessary, members of management will be involved.

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?