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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%  

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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