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  • Our financial reports

    Our Financial Report covers our financial performance from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

    In accordance with the Local Government (Accounts and Audit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, notice is given that the audit of accounts for Belfast City Council, for the year ended 31 March 2023, has been concluded by the local government auditor.

    Any member of the public may:

    • inspect and make copies of the statements of accounts (or any part of it) prepared by us
    • inspect and make copies of any report (or any part of it) made to us by the local government auditor
    • request copies of any such statement or report (or any part of it). This can be delivered to you and will cost £10 for each copy.

    The Financial Report document may also be inspected between the hours of 9am and 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, at:

    Belfast City Council
    9 Adelaide
    9-21 Adelaide Street
    Belfast
    BT2 8DJ

    If you would like to inspect the document, email us at customerhub@belfastcity.gov.uk to make an appointment. If you need this document in an accessible format, call us on 028 9032 0202 extension 6089. You can read our annual audit letter 2022-2023 online. 

    As well as financial reports, you can also view our quarterly performance for invoices.

    Financial Report 2022

    Financial Report 2021

    Financial Report 2020

    Financial Report 2019

    Our Financial Report covers our financial performance from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. 

    Financial Report 2018

    Financial Report 2017

    Financial Report 2016

    Financial Report 2015

  • Invoice performance

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 'Thirty days' are calendar days and '10 days' are 10 working days.

    Financial year 2023-2024

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2023 to 31 December 2023)

    • During the period 1 October 2023 to 31 December 2023, we paid 21,860 invoices totalling £49,629,217.62.
    • We paid 20,475 invoices by the 30-day target (17,655 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,385 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2023 to the 30 September 2023)

    • During the period 1 July 2023 to the 30 September 2023 we paid 16,718 invoices totalling £42,441,771.91.
    • We paid 15,155 invoices by the 30-day target, 12,628 of these were paid within 10 working days.
    • 1,563 invoices were paid outside the 30 --day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2023 to the 30 June 2023‚Äč)

    • During the period 1 April 2023 to the 30 June 2023 we paid 17,926 invoices totalling £55,731,283.76.
    • We paid 16,891 invoices by the 30-day target, 13,514 of these were paid within 10 working days.
    • 1,035 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2022-2023

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2023 to the 31 March 2023)

    • During the period 1 January 2023 to the 31 March 2023, we paid 24,081 invoices totalling £42,571,138.81.
    • We paid 21,785 invoices by the 30-day target, 19,399 of these were paid within 10 working days.
    • 2,296 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022)

    • During the period 1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022, we paid 20,066 invoices totalling £46,539,2268.39.
    • We paid 18,562 invoices by the 30-day target (16,602 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1414 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022)

    • During the period 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022 we paid 16,307 invoices totalling £38,174,271.02.
    • We paid 14,382 invoices by the 30-day target (12,029 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1925 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022)

    • During the period 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022, we paid 26,005 invoices totalling £52,744,915.32.
    • We paid 24,559 invoices by the 30-day target (22,273 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,446 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2021-2022

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022)

    • During the period 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022, we paid 16,198 invoices totalling £37,235,582.52.
    • We paid 14,647 invoices by the 30-day target (12,620 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,551 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021)

    • During the period 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021, we paid 18,743 invoices totalling £57,138,778.13.
    • We paid 17,548 invoices by the 30-day target (15,250 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,195 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021)

    • During the period 1 July 2021 to 30 September 2021, we paid 16,118 invoices totalling £46,961,022.27.
    • We paid 15,220 invoices by the 30-day target (13,254 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 898 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021)

    • During the period 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2021, we paid 20,143 invoices totalling £45,955,279.02.
    • We paid 19,234 invoices by the 30-day target (16,758 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • We paid 909 invoices outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2020-2021

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021)

    • During the period 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021, we paid 13,935 invoices totalling £38,087,348.79.
    • We paid 13,092 invoices by the 30-day target (10,971 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 843 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020) 

    • During the period 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020, we paid 13,683 invoices totalling £32,664,621.20.
    • We paid 12,831 invoices by the 30-day target (10,436 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 852 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020) 

    • During the period 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020, we paid 11,427 invoices totalling £30,794,898.64.
    • We paid 10,724 invoices by the 30-day target (8,794 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 703 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020)

    • During the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020, we paid 12,548 invoices totalling £53,058,612.40.
    • We paid 11,571 invoices by the 30-day target (9,758 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 977 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2019-2020

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019)

    • During the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019, we paid 17,247 invoices totalling £57,117,992.43.
    • We paid 15,888 invoices by the 30-day target (12,510 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,359 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2019 to September 2019) 

    • During the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019, we paid 16,641 invoices totalling £40,350,081.
    • We paid 15,685 invoices by the 30-day target (12,731 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 956 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019) 

    • During the period 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019, we paid 17,845 invoices totalling £41,618,560.85.
    • We paid 16,743 invoices by the 30-day target (13,635 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,102 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020)

    • During the period 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020, we paid 16,077 invoices totalling £43,813,823.
    • We paid 15,069 invoices by the 30-day target (12,009 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,008 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2018-2019

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018) 

    • During the period 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018, we paid 15,629 invoices totalling £46,463,413.35.
    • We paid 14,165 invoices by the 30-day target (10,173 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,464 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018) 

    • During the period 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, we paid 15,582 invoices totalling £33,997,656.98.
    • We paid 13,751 invoices by the 30-day target (9,457 of these were paid within10 working days).
    • 1,831 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018) 

    • During the period 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018, we paid 16,006 invoices totalling £41,254,646.04.
    • We paid 15,000 invoices by the 30-day target (10,735 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,006 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019) 

    • During the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019, we paid 14,303 invoices totalling £41,758,678.52.
    • We paid 13,113 invoices by the 30-day target (9,575 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,190 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2017-2018

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days. 

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017) 

    • During the period 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017, we paid 14,348 invoices totalling £41,746,320.
    • We paid 12,768 invoices by 30-day target (10,678 of these were paid within 10 days).
    • There were 1,580 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017)

    • During the period 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017, we paid 13,693 invoices totalling £31,069,561.20.
    • We paid 11,797 invoices by the 30-day target (8507 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,896 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017) 

    • During the period 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017, we paid 15,403 invoices totalling £34,719,483.63.
    • We paid 13,640 invoices by the 30-day target (10,643 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1763 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018) 

    • During the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018, we paid 14,875 invoices totalling £34,519,679.44.
    • We paid 13,198 invoices by the 30-day target (9,527 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,677 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    Financial year 2016-2017

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016) 

    • During the period 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016, we paid 16,377 invoices totalling £59,920,778.
    • We paid 14,192 invoices by 30-day target (11,779 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,185 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016) 

    • During the period 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016, we paid 15,135 invoices totalling £43,678,436.
    • We paid 13,338 invoices by 30-day target (10,664 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 1,797 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016) 

    • During the period 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016, we paid 14,906 invoices totalling £41,715,044.
    • We paid 13,334 invoices by 30-day target (11,091 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 1,572 paid late.

    Financial year 2015-2016

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015) 

    • During the period 1 April 2015 and 30 June 2015, we paid 13,810 invoices totalling £39,521,336.
    • We paid 11,744 invoices by 30-day target (10,350 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,066 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015) 

    • During the period 1 July 2015 and 30 September 2015, we paid 14,858 invoices totalling £46,449,870.
    • We paid 12,604 invoices by 30-day target (11,118 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,254 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015) 

    • During the period 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015, we paid 17,057 invoices totalling £67,938,380.
    • We paid 14,048 invoices by 30-day target (11,525 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 3,009 paid late. 

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016) 

    • During the period 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016, we paid 16,098 invoices totalling £46,651,359.
    • We paid 13,835 invoices by 30-day target (11,247 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,263 paid late.

    Financial year 2014-2015

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014) 

    • During the period 1 April 2014 – 30 June 2014, we paid 15,099 invoices totalling £30,598,524.
    • We paid 14,152 invoices by 30-day target (10,411 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 947 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014) 

    • During the period 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014, we paid 15,487 invoices totalling £24,824,847.
    • We paid 13,798 invoices by 30-day target (8,846 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 1,689 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014) 

    • During the period 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014, we paid 16,571 invoices totalling £27,251,988.
    • We paid 14,493 invoices by 30-day target (9,832 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,078 paid late

    Prompt payment information for quarter 4 (1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015) 

    • During the period from 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014, we paid 16,190 invoices totalling £27,310,971.
    • We paid 14,492 invoices by the 30-day target (9,511 of these invoices within 10 days). 
    • There were 1,698 invoices paid late.

    Financial year 2013-2014

    The target for paying invoices, where no other terms are agreed, is 30 days. 30 days is calendar days and 10 days is 10 working days.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 1 (1 April 2013 to 30 June 2013) 

    • During the period from 1 April 2013 to 30 June 2013, we paid 13,484 invoices totalling £31,176,131.
    • We paid 11,221 invoices by 30-day target (3,422 of these were paid within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,263 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 2 (1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013) 

    • During the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013, we paid 13,346 invoices totalling £24,014,308.
    • We paid 10,744 invoices by the 30-day target (5,315 of these invoices were paid within 10 days).
    • There were 2,602 paid late.

    Prompt payment information for quarter 3 (1 October 2013 to 31 December 2013) 

    • During the period from 1 October 2013 to 31 December 2013, we paid 17,375 invoices totalling £28,076,019.
    • We paid 14,591 invoices by the 30-day target (6,778 of these invoices within 10 days). 
    • There were 2,784 invoices paid late.
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