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02.04.20

Network Rail announces cashflow boost for suppliers

During the coronavirus crisis, Network Rail is awarding thousands of British firms a crucial boost to their cashflow, by declaring a move to immediate payments for its suppliers. This means payment could be up to seven days quicker for SMEs and up to 28 days quicker for other suppliers.  

From Monday 30 March, Network Rail has pledged to pay its suppliers immediately, or as close to immediately as possible, following endorsement of the payment ledger, with the expectation that subsequent payments flow down the supply chain.

Faster payments will support and strengthen the extensive supply chain that continues to keep Britain’s railway moving.

Network Rail and its supply chain have an essential role to play during the Coronavirus pandemic, guaranteeing that the railway can continue to get critical medical supplies to hospitals, food to supermarkets, and key workers such as doctors, nurses and police officers to their jobs.

Clive Berrington, Commercial and Procurement Director for Network Rail said: “Our priority is to support the supply chain as much as possible through these unprecedented times. We have therefore moved all our suppliers to immediate payment terms, or as close as you can get following approval of the invoice, and we expect that to flow down to the supply chain. Together, we can help to ensure we have a strong supply chain when we emerge from this pandemic.”

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