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DfT: prompt payment data 2019 to 2020

How long DfT takes to pay invoices.


DfT’s prompt payment data annual summary 2019 to 2020

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DfT’s prompt payment data 2019 to 2020


DfT’s percentage of invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days of receipt.

The data covers:

  • Department for Transport
  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Vehicle Certification Agency

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Published 28 October 2019
Last updated 26 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Prompt payment data annual summary for 2019 to 2020 published.

  2. Error correction for 19-20 quarterly prompt payment data: alteration under ‘Percentage paid within 5 days’, ‘Group quarter period average percentage paid within 5 days’, ‘Percentage paid within 30 days’ and ‘Group quarter period average paid within 30 days’.

  3. Error correction: alteration in the quarter 4 period data for ‘Group quarter average paid within 5 days’ percentage, which has changed from 94.26% to 94.21%.

  4. Updated to include data for Q4.

  5. Additional information for quarter 3 added for Department for Transport and agencies added.

  6. First published.