Billing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what proportion of undisputed invoices his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid within five days in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The information requested is in the table below.

Financial Year 2013/14 : Number of undisputed invoices paid within 5 days*

Number paid

within 5 days

Percentage paid

within 5 days

Department for Communities and Local Government

7021

81.82%

Planning Inspectorate

2954

88.02%

* the term paid represents invoiced funds received in the suppliers bank account

My Department's target is 80%.

Please note, the Homes and Communities Agency does not monitor/report on payments made within 5 days. The requirement is for them to report on performance against a 30 day target; for 2013/14 they paid 98% of invoices within 30 days.

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