Invoices for goods and services supplied to the Council
Supplied goods or services to the Council?
The Council is funded, principally, by government grants, council tax, and trading direct service organisations. Payment of invoices will be made to you within 30 days (or as contracted) of your invoice date by the City of Edinburgh Council by cheques drawn on the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC., 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, or by BACS (Direct Credit) transfer. The Council's VAT Registration number is 663 7953 91.
Responsibility for the payment of invoices is that of the Corporate and Transactional Services Division of the Corporate Governance Department. Invoices should be sent to the Payments Unit, PO Box 23797, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8WR or email email@example.com. All invoices must bear the City of Edinburgh Council's Official Purchase Order Number, which will be sent to you automatically when goods or services are requisitioned. Statements may be issued to the same address or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Payments Unit invoice processing time is one of the Council's Statutory Performance Indicators. This is reported nationally in an annual return produced on behalf of all Scottish Local Authorities. Edinburgh's payment performance for 2011/12 was 95.2% of all invoices paid within 30 days of receipt
Please note that the Council does not make any payments by Direct Debit.
Also, the Payments Unit has a single point of contact for all enquiries. If you have any queries please contact the Customer Care team on 0131 529 4729 or email email@example.com, where they will be happy to help with your query.
Copy invoices should only be sent once it has been confirmed that the original invoice has not been received or paid by the Council. All copy invoices must be marked 'true and certified copy' by a representative of your organisation.
Please note that posting an invoice does not guarentee that it has been received by the Council. It is also important to note the Council's invoicing arrangements.
City of Edinburgh Council
PO Box 23797
4 East Market Street
Tel: 0131 529 4729
Fax: 0131 529 6227