March 14, 2023

From 1 April 2023, Somerset County Council and the 4 District Councils will be replaced by the new unitary Somerset Council.

Somerset Council will be the same legal entity as Somerset County Council as the ‘Continuing Authority’.

Therefore, all current contracts will continue in effect as if Somerset Council had been the original contracting entity.  Both the contractor and the council will continue to be bound by the obligations in the contract. No further action by either the council or the contractor is required to give effect to this transfer.

Invoice name change from April 2023

Invoices will need to be in the name of Somerset Council from 1 April 2023.  Incorrect invoices may have to be returned for amendment.


To avoid delays to payments, please continue to email your invoices to the correct finance team for approval, with completed delivery notes if relevant:

As a reminder, the invoices need to follow Somerset Council’s agreed payment periods set out below:


Please contact your existing contract manager or key contact if you have any further queries.

Thank you