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Payment of Supplier Invoices (1014A/23)


For the period between June 2022 and January 2023, please provide the statistics as follows:

  • The average number of days taken to make payments of invoices, measured from the date of receipt of invoice or other notice to the date the cash is received by the supplier.
  • The percentage of payments made within the reporting period which were paid in 30 days or fewer, between 31 and 60 days, and in 61 days or longer.
  • The percentage of payments due within the reporting period which were not paid within the agreed payment period.


Please note – During the requested period 25,135 invoices were processed. However, 4,496 of these were received after their payment due date and therefore would always be paid late. We have therefore included two sets of figures (see attached*) dependant on your requirements:

*Attachment1.pdf – Excludes invoices received after their due date.
*Attachment2.pdf – Includes invoices received before and after their due date.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.