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Invoices for goods/services supplied to us

Purchase order invoices

A St Helens Borough Council purchase order number is in the format of a seven-digit number starting with a 3. When you send us an invoice you need to make sure that it includes a valid purchase order number. Failure to quote a valid purchase order number may result in the invoice being returned to you.

Our preferred method of receipt of purchase order invoices is by email (we will only accept PDF format) to

Non-purchase order invoices

Invoices without a valid purchase order number can also be sent to

Please clearly mark your invoices with the name and address of the person who commissions your service or deals with the payment of your invoices.

Alternatively, you can post to:

St Helens Borough Council
PO Box 447
Atlas House
St Helens

Required invoice information

  • Addressed to St Helens Borough Council, department
  • Your business name and address
  • Your VAT number
  • Invoice number
  • Invoice date
  • Purchase order number (if applicable)
  • Description of the goods or services
  • Unit price, net amount, VAT and total cost