Payments to suppliers

Payment of Invoices

We have a target to pay 99% of undisputed invoices within 30 days. In 2023/24 we paid 99.40% of undisputed invoices within 30 days and the average time taken to pay an undisputed invoice was 8 days.

We have payment runs once a week (every Thursday) and our preferred method of payment is BACS. BACS payments take 2 working days to reach your bank account.

Please quote our order number on your invoices and ensure that they are emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sent to the address below, as failure to do so may result in a delay of your payment.

Accounts Payable
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Town Hall

Spending over £250

As part of our commitment to be open and transparent, we publish details of items of spend of £250 or more.

What we publish

  • We publish data on spends over £500 from 1 December 2010 to 30 September 2014
  • We publish data on spends over £250 from 1 October 2014 onwards
  • We publish data on a monthly basis as part of our normal procedures
  • We publish data in PDF and CSV formats on our Open Data section
  • We publish data that is freely re-usable under the same terms as

What we don't publish

  • Items where the amount is less than £500 (£250 from 1 October 2014)
  • The VAT element of any payments
  • Precept payments
  • Payment of business rates to central government and other local authorities
  • Payments to employees
  • Election and electoral registration staff payments
  • Refunds
  • Member allowances
  • Housing benefit payments
  • Payments relating to vulnerable people or children
  • Banking Investments

What we include

Field Name and Description

  • Body - This is a link to our data on the Government's data website
  • Body Name - Our name - Derbyshire Dales District Council
  • Posting Date - The date the invoice was entered onto the system
  • Transaction Number - A unique system-generated number for each transaction
  • Amount - This is the value of the invoice, excluding VAT, charged to each Expense Area and Expense Type
  • Supplier Name - The name of the supplier recorded on our financial management system
  • Supplier ID - A unique system-generated number for each supplier
  • Service Area - The name of the cost centre or capital scheme to which the invoice has been charged. Our coding structure reflects the Council's structure and CIPFA's 'Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities'.
  • Expense Type - The description of the type of expenditure, e.g. consultancy, stationary.
  • Expense Code - The account code held on the financial system to represent the expense type.
  • Type - This shows whether the transaction has been treated as revenue or capital expenditure.
  • Grant - To indicate whether the payment is a grant to a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation there are further fields to provide details.

We will review the format and content of the listings going forward.

Please note that for data protection reasons, where sensitive personal payments have been made the payee name has been changed to 'Individual'.

If you would like to know more about any items of spend please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting the month, supplier name, amount and transaction number for the transaction that you are querying. Any requests for more details about these items will be dealt with as Freedom of Information requests.

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