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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 4 (1 January 2024 to 31 March 2024)

    • During the period 1 January 2024 to 31 March 2024, we paid 19,125 invoices totalling £44,616,039.56.
    • We paid 17,935 invoices by the 30-day target (14,977 of these were paid within 10 working days).
    • 1,190 invoices were paid outside the 30-day target.

    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.

    View prompt payment information for previous years at Department for Communities website (link opens in new window)

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