Payment process

Payments are processed through our Accounts Payable department. Our aim is to ensure that all valid invoices will be paid to the terms agreed with our suppliers.


Please speak to your contact at Sanctuary to obtain a purchase order number, works order or contract number before the delivery of goods or services. Unfortunately we are not able to accept an invoice without this information.

All invoices and statements should be directed to:

PO Box 2039
2 Marybone
LIVERPOOL
L69 3AQ

Account queries should be directed to our Finance Service Desk team.

Tel: 0800 022 4200
Email:finance.servicedesk@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

The Finance Service Desk is available between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Useful tips for quick and easy payments

Invoice details

To help us process your payment, invoices must contain the following information:

  • Sanctuary purchase order number, works order or contract number.
  • Sanctuary operation (Group, Housing, Care, Supported Living, Sanctuary Students or Maintenance).
  • subsidiary or region who received the goods or services.

If we receive your invoice with missing information, we’ll have to return it which will delay payment.

VAT details

Your invoice should contain your organisation’s VAT number and show separate values for:

  • the net value of goods and services before VAT.
  • the percentage and amount of VAT.
  • the total of the net value and amount of VAT.

Invoice for works

If the invoice is for works which fall under the construction industry tax legislation (CIS), we need your invoice to show the labour and materials elements separately.

Paper invoices

At present we cannot accept electronic invoices, please post paper invoices and ensure they are of good quality and easy to read. The invoice should be on white A4 paper, clearly printed in black and without highlighter marks.

Supplier number

All suppliers are given a supplier number which should be used when you contact us. Our Finance Service Desk can provide you with your supplier number.