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Company number: 04267569

Reporting period:
1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021

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

This report was filed on 26 January 2022

and approved by David Tomblin

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 63 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 28 %

Payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

60 days

Standard payment terms

Standard payment terms are 60 days from receipt of invoice. 60 days is also the maximum contractual payment period. By negotiation or other exception some suppliers are paid on terms less than 60 days.

EDF Energy operates a process of paying twice each week with some invoices paid slightly early and some slightly late. For example, a payment made on Thursday will have invoices for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday included with Wednesday being "late" but Friday and Saturday "early".

Over the supplier base and over time this averages out to zero days late for cases where there are no problems with the invoice. Across the UK business as a whole we have between 5 - 10% late payments on this basis.

There have been no changes to the standard payment terms during this reporting period.

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

Suppliers must contact the individual named on the purchase order. After that a resolution is achieved based on the relevant provisions set out in 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?