Payments to Suppliers

Each month a list of payments worth £250+ to suppliers is published (exclusive of VAT).

Publication of these reports form part of the Council's commitment to be open and transparent with its residents.

Suppliers can be:

  • limited companies
  • other local authorities
  • government departments
  • community organisations
  • small businesses
  • self-employed

The only payments included are the ones the Council has made to purchase goods and services. Some spend is split between Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council. This is shown in the reports.

This information was previously available to the public on request. All Councils are now encouraged to publish whatever supplier payment information they can, at minimum cost.

All spend (exclusive of VAT) using the Government Procurement Cards that are held by officers within the Council is also published.

The below files are in CSV format.

Payments over £250 March 2018 - June 2018

Purchase card spend March 2018 - June 2018

Payments over £250 July 2018 - September 2018

Purchase card spend July 2018 - September 2018

Payments over £250 October 2018 - December 2018

Purchase card spend October 2018 - December 2018

Payments over £250 January 2019 - March 2019

Purchase card spend January 2019 - March 2019

Payments over £250 March 2019 - June 2019

Purchase card spend March 2019 - June 2019

Payments over £250 July 2019 - September 2019

Purchase card spend July 2019 - September 2019

Payments over £250 October 2019 - December 2019

Purchase card spend October 2019 - December 2019

Payments over £250 January 2020 - March 2020

Purchase card spend January 2020 - March 2020

Payments over £250 April 2020 - June 2020

Purchase card spend April 2020 - June 2020

Payments over £250 July 2020 - September 2020

Purchase card spend July 2020 - September 2020

Payments over £250 October 2020 - December 2020

Purchase card spend October 2020 - December 2020

Payments over £250 January 2021 - March 2021

Purchase card spend January 2021 - March 2021

Payments over £250 April 2021 - June 2021

Purchase card spend April 2021 - June 2021

Payments over £250 July 2021 - September 2021

Purchase card spend July 2021 - September 2021

Payments over £250 October 2021 - December 2021

Purchase card spend October 2021 - December 2021

Payments over £250 January 2022 - March 2022

Purchase card spend January 2022 - March 2022

Payments over £250 April 2022 - June 2022

Purchase card spend April 2022 - June 2022

Payment performance statistics

The following table shows the percentage of invoices paid within 30 days (with no interest being paid due to late payment):

Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days (with no interest being paid due to late payment) in each financial year
Financial yearAmount
2021-22 98.2%
2020-21 98.6%
2019-20 98.6%
2018-19 96.8%
2017-18 96.0%
2016-17 97.6%