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Tiling services: Cash purchases

'Cash purchases' are any payments you make to suppliers with whom you don't have an account. As you don't have an account, you will have to pay for the goods at the time when you buy them.

You might make Cash purchases from:

  • a supplier with whom you have not yet set up an account
  • a DIY or hardware shop; for example you might need to buy adhesive from a local shop because you have run out and need it to complete a job
  • other suppliers from whom you buy tiles or other goods very infrequently (perhaps because your main supplier is out of stock, or you want to buy some unusual tiles)

Remember to keep safely any invoices and receipts for Cash purchases, even if the amounts are small.

For the purposes of this cash flow, Cash purchases only include items that you buy for use on a tiling job or for resale. They don't include things like tea and coffee bought for use at work, or items such as business stationery - these are covered elsewhere in the cash flow.