Portimão council one of worst payers according to data

New data shows once again that Portimão is Portugal’s worst payer when it comes to municipal bills – still taking an average five years and four months (1,975 days) to pay its suppliers.
Nazaré is Portugal’s second worst payer (1,627 days), followed by yet another Algarve municipality, Vila Real de Santo António (1,366 days).
The data is from the end of June this year and is cited by the directorate of local authorities (DGAL). It compiled a list of the 89 worst paying municipalities, which features four other Algarve councils – Vila do Bispo (27th worst/294 days); Olhão (42nd/179 days), Albufeira (51st/ 144 days) and Faro (88th/ 94 days).
It is little wonder that few private companies jump at the chance of council tenders.