Please note that the Accounts Payable team is no longer based at our Lancaster campus.

All correspondence relating to the payment of invoices, including invoices for payment, should be sent to:

Accounts Payable
University of Cumbria
Fusehill Street

Invoices for Payment

For an invoice to be paid by the university it must meet the following criteria:

Payment Terms

The University of Cumbria's terms are that payment shall be due thirty (30) days following receipt of a valid invoice, providing that the date of the invoice is not prior to the date of delivery.


Public Contracts Regulations 2015 - Regulation 113

Payments of valid and undisputed invoices within 30 days.

Invoices paid outside of 30 days includes those where payment was delayed due to sending them to somewhere other than Accounts Payable, or where a valid Purchase Order number was not quoted.

Financial Year (ending 31 July) Proportion of valid and undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with Regulation 113   The amount of interest paid to the suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113
2016/17 93%   0
2017/18 97%   0
2018/19 96%   0
2019/20 96%   0
2020/21 98%   0
2021/22 97%   

Payment Methods

The university's preferred method of payment is BACS (Bankers Automated Clearing System). BACS is a safer, quicker and more cost-effective way of making a payment. 

As a general rule, the university does not raise a payment by cheque.

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