The payment performance in respect of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses is not separated from the Department of Transport's overall payment performance and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
In 2006-07 and 2007-08 the Department was required to monitor its payment performance against a target to pay all valid invoices within 30 days of receipt. The Department’s performance against this target during the last two complete financial years is shown in the following table:
Percentage 2006-07 2007-08 Central Department 95.5 95.8 DfT agencies 98.8 92.4
Measurement of the number of these invoices that had been paid within 10 days of receipt could be provided only at disproportionate cost.