With the temporary payments arrangements put into place at this time, there is a greater risk of duplicating payments to suppliers. Please refer to the guide below to minimise this risk
The Payments (accounts payable) function provides the following services:
- Invoice payments
- Petty cash reimbursements
- Cancelled and replacement cheques
- Supplier and payee set ups
- Weekly payment runs by BACS and cheque
Further information on our services including relevant forms and procedures can be found in our sub-page:
The council makes the following types of payments to their suppliers and payees:
Bankers automated clearing service (BACS)
Walsall Council actively encourages BACS (electronic) payments to be made to its suppliers and payees. BACS payments are generated twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday. Payments made Tuesday will normally reach the recipients bank account on the Friday of the same week. Thursday payments will reach the recipients bank account the following Tuesday, with Bank Holiday periods varying. Please contact us for more information.
There is one routine cheque payment run on Thursday. Cheques are posted to suppliers and payees on Friday. Cheques can also be collected from the Post Room on request.
Emergency payments - BACS
Emergency BACS payments can be arranged under exceptional circumstances only.
For further information please contact the Treasury Management Team on 01922 652872.
Emergency payments - cheque
Urgent cheque payments can be arranged when required.
For further information please contact the Payments Team direct on 01922 655809.
Financial Administration and Support
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
Telephone 01922 654320