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Company number: 06624576

Reporting period:
1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022

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

This report was filed on 30 January 2023

and approved by Akhtar Ali SHEIKH

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 87 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 64 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

0 days

Longest standard payment period

90 days

Standard payment terms

Crown Paints Limited, as standard, contracts all its suppliers on 90 days end of month terms. Payment to suppliers as standard is no later than the 5th day of the month following the month in which the relevant
undisputed invoice is due for payment by Crown Paints Limited i.e. between 91 and 95 days from receipt. Variations to these standard payment terms are by exception only, and only applied when negotiated and agreed by both parties.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

90 days


Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

If at any time any question, dispute or difference arises between Crown Paints and its supplier or distributor, typically under contract the parties are obliged to escalate the dispute to senior representatives of the parties who shall use their reasonable endeavors to resolve the dispute in good faith within 30 days of the date on which such dispute was referred to them. For Crown Paints, the escalation point would be the
Purchasing Manager.

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?