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Council Prompt Payment Performance 2015-16

Information on prompt payments for all district councils in Northern Ireland for the 2015-16 financial year

'Prompt payment' is the payment of valid supplier invoices within 10 working days by public bodies, as set in government targets.

This dataset contains:

  • total amount paid by each Northern Ireland council to suppliers
  • total number of invoices
  • number of invoices paid within 10 working days
  • number of invoices paid within 30 calendar days
  • number of invoices paid outside 30 calendar days

by quarter of the financial year 2015-16.

The Stormont Executive’s Prompt Payment Policy recommends that government departments should, “aim to pay 90% of valid invoices within 10 working days”, with councils encouraged to match that.

Adherence to the policy is not mandatory for councils, but in a letter issued to council chief executives in October 2013, the Department of Environment’s Local Government Policy Division said that: “District councils are encouraged to pay suppliers as promptly as possible and to endeavour to meet the 10 day prompt payment commitment made by Northern Ireland Executive in response to the current economic position.

Data obtained from the Department of the Environment through Freedom of Information.

Dataset Info

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Detail Data
Modified Date
Release Date
Open Definition
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.27271 55.3666, -5.33936 55.3666, -5.33936 53.9626, -8.27271 53.9626, -8.27271 55.3666))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/04/2015 to 31/03/2016
Contact Name
Bob Harper
Contact Email