FOI Request - Payment Time to Suppliers
I would like to know the average time taken for the council to pay invoices submitted to it by suppliers. I would like this data broken down in to 12-month periods ending March 31.
I would like data going back five years (with data commencing from 2009/10). If this is not possible within the restrictions of the Freedom of Information Act, three years of data will suffice (from 2011/12). If this is not possible, please supply two years of data (2012/13 and 2013/14).
If the year end (March 31) makes responding to this request difficult, please base the response on the council’s annual report/financial accounts.
We do not collect average payment date but in line with other local authorities do collect the % of invoices we have paid within 30 days (statutory PI). Attached are the returns for the last five years broken down by year and by month. The information can be found here and here.