The Office for National Statistics is required to meet a target of 80% of supplier invoices being paid within five days of receipt.

The aim of this policy is to speed up cash flow from HM Government to its suppliers, particularly Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

We endeavour to pay all correctly rendered invoices as quickly as possible.

We ask that our suppliers ensure that all submitted invoices are accurate, contain a valid purchase order number, and are sent directly to the invoicing address detailed on our purchase orders.

Prompt payment to suppliers for previous years are available on the National Archives.