Council spending

Council spending

As part of our commitment to being open and transparent we publish all spending over £250.

From April 2014, we have reduced our publication figure from £500 to £250 in line with the latest Local Transparency guidance.

The information below covers all of our directorates, together with the Office of the Chief Executive. We publish monthly spending on the 25th of the following month or the first working day thereafter.

We publish as much information as possible, taking into account our obligations under data protection laws to withhold personal details and other sensitive information. In some circumstances we have therefore replaced personal names with the words ‘Personal Payment’ to protect the individuals concerned. Payments made to individuals such as foster carers are one such example.

VAT is also not included in the payments listed below other than in the few cases that the council is not able to claim this back.

Where the files include items below £250 this is because they form part of a single payment of more than £250, which is split between two or more types of expenditure.

In addition to publishing spending over £250, we will also publish all posted Purchase Card (PCard) expenditure. This data will be published three months in arrears of the statement period/date.

We publish data in two formats, Comma Separated Values (CSV) and Portable Document Format (PDF). The CSV format can be loaded into a number of applications, including spreadsheet programs. We have produced an explanation of the data (PDF 52.8KB) contained in these files for further ease of use. The council subscribes to the government's open government licence (PDF 81.8KB) for the reuse of the spending and salary information.

Spending over £500 - up to March 2014

As part of our commitment to being open and transparent we publish all spending over £500. The information below covers all of our directorates, together with the Office of the Chief Executive. We publish monthly spending on the 25th of the following month.

We publish as much information as possible, taking into account our obligations under data protection laws to withhold personal details and other sensitive information. In some circumstances we have therefore replaced personal names with the words ‘Personal Payment’ to protect the individuals concerned. Payments made to individuals such as foster carers are one such example.

VAT is also not included in the payments listed below other than in the few cases that the council is not able to claim this back.

Where the files include items below £500 this is because they form part of a single payment of more than £500, which is split between two or more types of expenditure.

We publish data in two formats, Comma Separated Values (CSV) and Portable Document Format (PDF). The CSV format can be loaded into a number of applications, including spreadsheet programs. We have produced an explanation of the data (PDF 52.8KB) contained in these files for further ease of use. The council subscribes to the government's open government licence (PDF 81.8KB) for the reuse of the spending and salary information.

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