In October the Prime Minister announced that all central Government Departments will pay valid invoices within 10 (working) days.
The Department's performance for payment of invoices against this commitment was 91.41 per cent. in September 2009 and 94.94 per cent. in October 2009. The value of invoices paid within 10 days totalled £5.95 million and £2.37 million in September and October respectively.