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Company number: 02565021

Reporting period:
1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023

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

This report was filed on 28 April 2023

and approved by Debbie Norman

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 27 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 60 %

Payment terms

Standard payment period for qualifying contracts

30 days

Standard payment terms

Avante's standard payment terms are applied which are 30 days from date of invoice

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

30 days

In the period, the maximum contractual payment period was 30 days

Any other information about payment terms

We adopted a new AP Automation system which has caused some payment delays during implementation.

Dispute resolution process

Any queries routed through the Finance Dept will be coordinated by the Finance Officers and/or Assistant Accountant.
They will liaise with the supplier and the budget holder until the query is resolved

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.

Yes – Prompt Payment Code

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?