Government legislation states that all large UK companies now have a duty to report on their payment policies, practices and performance. This means that if a company or LLP exceeds at least two of the following criteria then they must report their information within 30 days of each six month period (aligned with the company’s own key financial reporting dates, such as a year end).

  • £36m annual turnover
  • £18m balance sheet total
  • 250 employees

To help subcontractors better understand contractual risk, and to develop practices and processes which help them to get paid in full and on time, PJE International monitors and reports these results on a monthly basis. What follows is a list of key main contractor companies who have reported new results in July 2019.

Contractor % of Invoices not paid within agreed terms Average Time Taken to Pay Invoices (Days)
BALFOUR BEATTY GROUP LIMITED 35 40
BAM CONSTRUCT UK LIMITED 36 41
BOUYGUES E&S CONTRACTING UK LIMITED 33 42
CANARY WHARF CONTRACTORS LIMITED 12 39
GALLIFORD TRY BUILDING LIMITED 30 54
INTERSERVE CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 48 36
ISG CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 28 36
J. MURPHY & SONS LIMITED 38 53
JOHN SISK & SON LIMITED 38 41
KIER CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 45 42
MACE LIMITED 23 30
MORGAN SINDALL CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE LTD 19 36
MULTIPLEX CONSTRUCTION EUROPE LIMITED 39 50
SEDDON CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 11 47
SKANSKA UK PLC 11 52
VINCI CONSTRUCTION UK LIMITED 20 30
WATES CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 23 34
WILLIAM HARE LIMITED 13 46
WILLMOTT DIXON CONSTRUCTION LIMITED 11 31

*Data as published on .gov.uk

For more information about the worst payers in the construction industry and how they get away with it read our recent blog post on the subject. And remember, if you are having difficulty resolving a payment dispute, our expert team can help you challenge unethical main contractor behaviour and protect the profitability of every job you take on.