New reporting requirements on prompt payment were announced in the Budget 2015. The Procurement Policy Note 05/15 took effect on 1 April 2015 and requires central government departments, including their Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies, to publish the percentage of their invoices paid within i) five days and ii) 30 days, on a quarterly basis. From 1 April 2016, an additional requirement is to publish all interest liable, under the late payment legislation, on a quarterly basis.

 Financial Year 2015/2016

Quarter Paid within five days Paid within 30 days Interest liable amount
One 1 per cent 66 per cent N/A
Two 2 per cent 68 per cent N/A
Three 1 per cent 66 per cent N/A

 The information in the table above relates to UK invoices only.