How will the Cabinet Office Office Procurement Policy Note (PPN) guidance to maintain Supplier payment be supported?
Provider clients should consider increasing pay through dates to at least 30 days to support Supplier cashflow in accordance with the guidance.
We would also encourage all organisations to consider reviewing their PO and invoice tolerances; increases may help ease the volume of holds created and support the flow of transactions through the system. Any changes should be made with appropriate due diligence.
Clients should also consider increasing their BACS payment limits in line with the expected value of Supplier payments.
Further guidance will be issued following a full review of payment options by NHS England and NHS Improvement.