Invoice Payments

Payment of Invoices

The Council has a target to pay 97.3% of all invoices within 30 days of either the receipt of the goods / service or date of the invoice, whichever is the later (this excludes disputed invoices).

However, as from 1st April 2010, payment terms for all suppliers of goods and services have been reduced to 10 days.

You are reminded that our order number must be quoted on all invoices. All invoices received without a valid order number will be returned for correction.

Please ensure your invoices are sent to the address below, failure to do so may result in a delay of your payment.

Finance Systems Team
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1SS

For Your Information...

  • Payment runs are three times a week (Monday,Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Payment is by BACS
  • BACS payments take 3 working days to reach your account
  • A remittance advice is sent for all BACS payments*

* if you would like to receive these by e-mail, please complete the Forms for future Remittance Advices.

Payments to Suppliers

Under the Transparency Agenda, the Council has to publish payments to suppliers where the payment is £500 or over. We are required to publish the date the cost was incurred, the department that incurred the cost, who we paid, a summary of what it was for, the amount, VAT that can't be recovered and the merchant category e.g. computers, software.

We are now publishing this data on our DataShare site, where you can also view other open data that the Council publishes.

The last six reports, saved under the old format, are available below:

July 2014 - Payment report basic 
Aug 2014 - Payment report basic 
Sep 2014 - Payment report basic 
Oct 2014 - Payment report basic 
Nov 2014 - Payment report basic 
Dec 2014 - Payment report basic

If you would like to know more about the type of business conducted with these suppliers please e-mail We will aim to provide an acknowledgement within one working day and a full response within 10 working days. We aim to be as transparent as we can but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive.

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