Guidance

How to publish prompt payment data

Template for GOV.UK publication page for departmental core transparency data, to be published quarterly.

Prepare the data

The Crown Commercial Service provides guidance on how to prepare your data - including CSV (comma-separated values) templates and appropriate approval processes. Read how to report on prompt payment.

Government committed to publishing this data quarterly.

Publish the data

Create a new GOV.UK publication page for each data release.

Publication page template

The publication title, summary, detail and file name is a government standard and must not be changed.

Publication type: Transparency data

Title: [Department name or acronym]: prompt payment data [month to month] [year]

Summary: How long [department] takes to pay invoices.

Body:

[Department]’s percentage of invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days of receipt. The data is in yearly quarters.

The data covers:

  • [any agencies or non-departmental public bodies included in this report]

Associations

Policies: Government transparency and accountability

Policy areas: Government efficiency, transparency and accountability

CSV attachment titles:

  • [Department]’s prompt payment data [month to month] [year]

Collection page

Add the new publication to your department’s collection page for this data.

Make sure the collection page is tagged to the Government transparency and accountability policy.

Collection page template

Title: [Department name or acronym]: prompt payment data

Summary: All data on how long [department] takes to pay invoices.

Body (optional):

[Department]’s percentage of invoices paid within 5 days and within 30 days of receipt. The data is in yearly quarters.

The data covers:

  • [any agencies or non-departmental public bodies included in this report]

Subheadings: Add headings for each calendar year, most recent first.

Published 14 December 2017