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Company number: 00109244

Reporting period:
1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021

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

This report was filed on 23 December 2021

and approved by Stuart Wisely

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 41 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 15 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

45 days

Longest standard payment period

60 days

Standard payment terms

The Company’s standard payment terms are that invoices are paid at the end of the month following the month in which the invoice is dated. Significant contracts including those for player transfers and related transactions are subject to specific payment terms as set out in and agreed in the applicable contract.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

60 days

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

Any dispute about invoice payment that cannot be resolved with the Company’s Accounts Payable team can be escalated initially to the Group Financial Controller and thereafter if still unresolved to the Group CFO. Any dispute that cannot be resolved with the Finance team may be referred to the Groups General Council.

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?