Cabinet Office: Billing

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the number of invoices his Department paid within 30 days in the 2017-18 financial year.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The move to a new shared service platform in May 2017 presented a number of operational issues. These issues included the migration of data relating to purchase orders and invoicing, staff knowledge of the new system and technical issues with a new chart of accounts.

We have been working hard to rectify the underlying issues and have implemented a number of improvements as part of a coordinated programme of work to ensure we pay our suppliers as soon as possible.

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