Transparency data

DCMS prompt payment performance

This page provides information on how long the Department for Culture, Media and Sport takes to pay supplier invoices.


DCMS prompt payment performance

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From 1 April 2015 all central government departments, including their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies, must publish the percentage of their invoices paid within i) 5 days and ii) 30 days, on a quarterly basis. This is the information for DCMS, April to June 2015, July to september 2015 and November 2015 to January 2016.

Our in-scope Arms Length Bodies will either publish their data directly on or on their own websites. Where the data is published on their own websites, links can be found below:

Arts Council England

The Gambling Commission

Heritage Lottery Fund

Historic England

Horserace Betting Levy Board

Geffrye Museum

Natural History Museum

National Portrait Gallery

The Science Museum

The Horniman Musuem

Royal Armouries

The Royal Parks



UK Anti-Doping


Royal Museums Greenwich


British Library

Equality and Human Rights Commission

British Film Institute

Procurement Policy Note 05/15 on prompt payment and reporting performance was published on 27 March 2015.

Published 20 November 2015
Last updated 10 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated attachment to reflect quarter 3 data.

  2. First published.