The Corporate Payments team is responsible for issuing payments to all suppliers of goods and services to the council and other authorised persons due to receive payments from the council. Payments are made within required timescales and by the agreed due date. The experienced and professional team also provides coordinated advice and guidance on request and as required.

What we offer

  • Accurate payments to all authorised persons within agreed timescales
  • Payments to suppliers and individuals via BACS, Cheque or CHAPS. We can also arrange foreign currency payments via Foreign Transfers
  • Administration of the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Administration of the Expenses & Benefits system including the provision of help and guidance
  • Comprehensive advice and guidance to Schools
  • A full advice and enquiry service for schools and suppliers


Package 1

  • Payment of all invoices subject to the timely receipt of relevant and correct documentation. The Council is committed to paying all Knowsley suppliers within 10 days
  • Payment will normally be by BACS or cheque. We can also process foreign currency payments via Foreign Transfers (additional bank charges may apply)
  • Eight payment runs per week. A cheque may be retained for collection if the school so instructs
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation e.g. H.M.R.C. regulations for VAT and the Construction Industry Scheme
  • Provide advice & training to schools on all aspects of creditor payments
  • Provide a comprehensive service encompassing car allowances, car loans and expenses
  • A full advice and enquiry service for suppliers and schools

What our customers say

“The Payments team have been without exception unfailingly courteous and helpful throughout the year – their advice and support has been a fantastic help both to me and my staff.”

Ann Coffey, Headteacher

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