Fareham Borough Council signed up to the Prompt Payment Code in April 2013. We recognise that prompt payment is critical to the cash flow of every business, and especially to smaller businesses within the supply chain.
The Prompt Payment Code is about encouraging and promoting best practice between organisations and their suppliers. By signing up to the code, we commit to paying our suppliers within clearly defined terms, and commit also to ensuring there is a proper process for dealing with any issues that may arise.
We hope this means that we can build strong relationships with our suppliers, safe in the knowledge that they will be paid, and confident that they are working with a council that values the service they provide.
The Prompt Payment Code signatories undertake to:
If you are experiencing payment delay for an invoice you have sent us for completed works, goods or services, please contact our Exchequer Services firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the purchase order reference and invoice number.
If you are engaged as a sub-contractor to a Main Contractor or Supplier of the Council and find your invoices are not being paid to the terms you agreed with the contractor/supplier you should: