How we pay you
The Council makes all payments easily and conveniently via BACS, the banking automated clearing service.
Providing bank account details will enable the Council to remit payment in respect of invoices directly into a supplier's chosen account.
The benefits to suppliers and the Council of being paid via BACS are clear:
- Payments are securely and conveniently paid directly into the supplier's bank account without the risks of cheques being delayed or going astray in the post.
- Cleared funds are available in the supplier's bank account two working days after payment is made.
- Suppliers receive a Remittance Advice by e-mail on the day the invoice is paid, giving notice of when the payment will reach their bank account.
- Accounting procedures on both sides are simplified and administrative costs are reduced.
Invoicing the Council
Invoices to the Council should be emailed as a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF files should not be password protected.
Where the council has raised a Purchase Order for goods and/ or services, the Purchase Order number should appear on the invoice. This ensures the invoice is authorised and paid in line with the payment terms of the invoice. Invoices that do not quote the Purchase Order number where an order has been raised may be returned to the supplier.
For details of payments to suppliers, please go to the Payments to Suppliers web page.