Sundry is a term used in business to refer to any grouping of miscellaneous items that can not be fit into other categories. Sundry invoices are especially used by English regional councils to collect debts for various council services.
In England, Sundry invoices are sent to property owners to collect for a variety of miscellaneous services such as pest control, building inspections, land or shop rents, and refuse collection.
Contracts may sometimes contain sundries in which a party agrees to pay for miscellaneous services or expenditures that accrue in the process of executing the contract. They may or may not contain limits on the amount of sundry charges that can be assessed.
Sundry Bills were used to lump in appropriations without the need to create and vote on a slew of individual appropriations bills. Such appropriations bills are no longer referred to as sundry bills in the United States.
A freelance writer since 2007, Jack Spencer focuses primarily on legal and scientific topics. He also runs a copyrighting firm specializing in small-business marketing and academic research. Spencer received his B.A. in political science from the University of California.