Thank you for working with the University of Leicester. Our aim is to pay all of our suppliers for approved invoices within 30 days of receipt of an approved invoice.

To help ensure that your invoices are paid on time you should always request a University of Leicester Purchase Order before performing any work for the University and this purchase order number must be quoted on your invoice to us.

If you have any questions on invoice payment please contact our Accounts Payable department


Supplier Payment Performance Data

Financial Year Invoices paid within 30 days of invoice date The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113
2016/2017 68% £0.00
2015/2016 58% £5.04

For the year to 31 July 2017, the University of Leicester paid 68% of invoices received within 30 days of the invoice date.  For those not paid within 30 days of the invoice date the reasons were:

  • Invoices were sent to the incorrect address for payment
  • Invoices did not quote a valid purchase order number and/ or were disputed/ not approved
  • Invoiced price was different to that agreed with the supplier at the point of purchase order
  • Supplier incorrectly charged VAT on supplies where a VAT exemption certificate had been issued

For the year to 31 July 2017, 76% of invoices were paid within 37 days of the invoice date. The extra 7 days allows for the time for Accounts Payable to receive and pay valid invoices from suppliers sent to the incorrect address. The remaining invoices required additional time to reasonably consider, verify and resolve disputes with suppliers.

All invoices sent to the University of Leicester must quote a valid University purchase order number otherwise payment will be delayed until we receive approval that the invoice can be paid.

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