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Payments to suppliers

Somerset West and Taunton Council is responsible for the functions previously carried out by Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council.

The supply of goods or services under previous agreements or purchase orders will therefore continue uninterrupted. The only change necessary is for you to make any invoices issued after 1 April 2019 to 'Somerset West and Taunton Council'.

Payments made by the Council after 1 April 2019 will be made by Somerset West and Taunton Council, regardless of whether they were received before or after 1 April 2019.

Processing payments

We process invoices received from organisations and individuals that we have purchased goods and services from, or who we are making grants and other contributions to. Our aim is to make sure our payment reaches you securely and in accordance with previously agreed terms and conditions.

The Council has a target to pay 95% of all invoices with 30 days of the invoice date, excluding disputed invoices.

To ensure that your invoices are paid promptly, please:

  • send all invoices to the correct address, which is PO Box 866, Taunton, TA1 9GS
  • send electronic invoices to
  • quote a valid order number (otherwise it will be returned)
  • ensure that your invoice complies with HM Revenue and Customs invoice requirements. For information on this please refer to HM Revenue and Customs website

If you have any queries, please contact us using the general enquiries online form.