Prompt payment for the Home Office's main contractors is measured and reported monthly against the prompt payment target of 80% set by Government for all Departments. The Home Office's performance for financial year 2012-13 is currently 85% of all valid invoices paid within the target of five days.
The Home Office does not keep regular performance figures on payment by main contractors to sub-contractors within 30-days.
Home Office standard terms and conditions include a term requesting contractors to pay their sub-contractors within 30-days of receipt of a valid invoice.
As part of the Department's annual Corporate Assessment of Environmental, Social and Economic Regeneration (CAESER) questionnaire confirmation is sought from major strategic suppliers that they have a policy in place to ensure that suppliers are paid within 30-days.