Scottish Government invoices paid beyond 30 day payment policy: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

1. On how many occasions has the Scottish Government paid invoices beyond the 30 day payment policy as is stated in each contract? Please provide annual figures for the last five years.

2. How much interest, in pounds and pence, has the Scottish Government paid in total on invoices because of late payments, each year for the last five years please?



Year Number of Valid
Invoices paid in
excess of 30
invoices paid
in excess of 30
2016/17 183 252
2017/18 250 184
2018/19 380 274
2019/20 354 472
2020/21 527 244

2. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not hold information on interest which may have been charged on some invoices because of late payments.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
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