Council budgets and spending Our standard payment terms

Our standard payment terms are, not withstanding the Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998, payment to suppliers will be made within 45 days from the date of receipt of invoice unless otherwise agreed in writing by us.

Provided that an authorised signatory has signed for goods or services, we'll make payment to the contractor by BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System) within 45 days following receipt of the invoice, or acceptance of the relevant goods or services. No other method of payment is acceptable, and the contractor shall provide their bank account details at least 45 days prior to payment becoming due.

We will not be liable for any late payment charges where the contractor fails to provide us with their correct bank account details.