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Company number: 01428210

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 MARK NUTTER

Payment statistics

Average time taken to pay invoices: 52 days

Invoices paid:

Invoices due but not paid within agreed terms: 6 %

Payment terms

Shortest standard payment period

45 days

Longest standard payment period

80 days

Standard payment terms

The payment terms for all suppliers are agreed at the beginning of the relationship and any change to those terms are subject to negotiations between both parties. Any change in payment terms with our non-core suppliers is notified to them through one of our normal communication channels, usually post or email.

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


Maximum contractual payment period agreed

80 days

Any other information about payment terms


Dispute resolution process

Every supplier has a specific contact at SCC who will work directly with a supplier regarding the resolution of any disputed invoices. We always follows the dispute resolution process advised by each supplier. We operate a policy of proactively identifying and resolving items in dispute

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?