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Ref: FOI/19135


West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information requested on 27th September 2019

Please find below a summary of our findings.


I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following invoice payment information from your Accounts Payable department:

Data for every invoice paid to trade suppliers between April 1 2015 – March 31 2019 that took longer than 30 days to pay.

To define this further, invoices where the payment date is greater than 30 days from the invoice date. Excluding any payments not supported by an invoice, eg those made to individuals or that are paid to businesses that have not submitted an invoice.

Data requirements:

Mandatory Data Requirement:

Supplier name

Invoice date (date on invoice)

Date invoice was paid

Invoice gross value

Optional Data Requirement (to be provided if available):

Your invoice reference (system assigned reference)

Supplier invoice reference

Supplier reference

Supplier postcode / postal town

Invoice net value

Invoice VAT value

Please provide the information in electronic form in a CSV, XLS or TXT file to this mail address. The columns can be in any order providing they are headed / titled accordingly.


Please see attached.

Late payment data from April 2015 to  March 2019 1.0 Download

Please note: The report is a basic comparison of invoice dates compared to payment dates and therefore does not reflect for all items, if for example, there was a dispute or if goods and services had not been received on time.

If you have any queries about this freedom of information request, please contact us.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

For service complaints, issues or comments regarding this request please contact The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.