Payment of suppliers

Under the Freedom of Information Act, I would like to know the average time taken for the council to pay invoices submitted to it by suppliers. I would like this data for the year ending March 31 2017.


If the year end (March 31) makes responding to this request difficult, please base the response on the year end in the council’s latest annual report/financial accounts.


Devon County Council does not hold the information requested; specifically we do not hold sufficient detail to provide the average time taken to pay invoices.


However, by way of advice and assistance, we can provide the following information:


Invoices paid within 20 days:        249,687

Invoices paid within 30 days:        266,661 (this therefore includes the above total for invoices paid within 20 days)

Late Payments (over 30 days):      17,029 – This will include invoices which were disputed but subsequently resolved and paid