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Prompt payment data for Department for Education

How long the Department for Education (DfE) and its executive agencies and other arms-length bodies take to pay invoices.

Documents

Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2020 to 2021

Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2019 to 2020

Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2018 to 2019

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Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2017 to 2018

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Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2016 to 2017

Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2015 to 2016

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The percentage of invoices paid by DfE, its executive agencies and other arms-length bodies within 5 days and within 30 days of receipt.

Since April 2016 all in-scope organisations are required to publish all interest liable, under the late payment legislation, on a quarterly basis.

The data includes historic performance data for the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to 31 March 2018. NCTL was an executive agency, sponsored by DfE. It existed from 29 March 2013 to 31 March 2018.

Read the policy note that sets out what central government departments, including their executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies, must do to comply with prompt payment policy.

Department for Education (DfE)

Responsible for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, higher and further education policy, apprenticeships and wider skills in England

Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults

Standards and Testing Agency (STA)

Responsible for setting tests to assess children in education from early years to the end of key stage 2. It is also responsible for managing the general qualifications logistics service provided to exam centres and examiners

Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)

Responsible for the regulation of the teaching profession, including misconduct hearings and the maintenance of the database of qualified teachers

Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE)

An executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by DfE. The institute oversees the development, approval and publication of apprenticeship standards and assessment plans as well as the occupational maps for T Levels and apprenticeships

LocatED

An executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by DfE. LocatED is a government-owned property company, responsible for buying and developing sites in England to help meet the government’s commitment to build new free schools

Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC)

Promotes the rights, views and interests of children in policies or decisions affecting their lives. They particularly represent children who are vulnerable or who find it hard to make their views known

Social Work England (SWE)

An executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by DfE. SWE is the specialist regulator for more than 95,000 child, family and adult social workers in England. They provide regulation so that people receive the best possible support whenever they might need it in life

Published 22 July 2016
Last updated 30 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2020 to 2021' up to and including quarter 4.

  2. Updated 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2020 to 2021'

  3. Updated the list of DfE's executive agencies and other arms-length bodies.

  4. Updated 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2020 to 2021'.

  5. Added the document 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2020 to 2021'.

  6. Updated 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2019 to 2020' to include interest liable.

  7. Added Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2019 to 2020.

  8. Added the attachment 'Department for Education and executive agency prompt payment and performance data: 2018 to 2019'.

  9. Updated 2017 to 2018 data to include figures from quarters 3 and 4.

  10. Updated 2017 to 2018 data to include figures from quarter 2 (July, August and September 2017).

  11. Added the data file for 2017 to 2018.

  12. Updated 2016 to 2017 data to include figures from quarter 4 (January, February and March 2017).

  13. Updated 2016 to 2017 data to include figures from quarter 3 (October, November and December 2016).

  14. Updated 2016 to 2017 data to include figures from quarter 2 (July, August and September 2016).

  15. First published.