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Prompt payment

The Office for National Statistics is required to meet a target of 80 per cent of supplier invoices being paid within five days of receipt.

The aim of this policy is to speed up cash flow from HM Government to its suppliers, particularly Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

We endeavour to pay all correctly rendered invoices as quickly as possible.

We ask that our suppliers ensure that all submitted invoices are accurate, contain a valid purchase order number, and are sent directly to the invoicing address detailed on our purchase orders.

Period Percentage
February 2012  88%
January 2012 85%
December 2011 84%
November 2011 84%
October 2011  82%
September 2011  82%
August 2011  86% 
July 2011 87% 
June 2011 84% 
May 2011 84%
April 2011 87% 
March 2011 83% 
February 2011 82% 
January 2011 77%
December 2010 81%
November 2010 81% 
October 2010 94%
September 2010 82%
August 2010 76%
July 2010 86%
June 2010 81%
May 2010 89%
April 2010 80%

 

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