Guidance

Central government prompt payment performance

Graphs showing how central government departments have performed against payment policy targets

Central government performance against paying undisputed invoices within 5 days (2015/16)

Central government performance against paying undisputed invoices within 30 days (2015/16)

The government restated its long-standing policy commitment to pay 80% of undisputed and valid invoices within 5 days with the remainder paid within 30 days.

To increase transparency around publication, from 1 April 2015 all central government departments, including their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies, are required to report on their prompt payment performance. They must publish the percentage of their invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days on a quarterly basis on their GOV.UK pages.

This is the collated data for the central government departments and covers the 2015/16 financial period.

Read the related Procurement Policy Note 05/15 on prompt payment and reporting

Published 10 August 2016