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Financial year 2016/2017 Percentage of invoices paid within 5 days. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days. Total amount of liability to pay [From April 2017]
1st quarter 41% 58%  


Financial year 2015/2016 Percentage of invoices paid within 5 days. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days. Total amount of liability to pay [From April 2016]
1st quarter 16% 95%  
2nd quarter 32% 93%  
3rd quarter 43% 94%  
4th quarter 36% 58%  

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