The council is committed to publishing spending data on all goods and services each month. In August 2010, it was decided that all spending over £500 would be published. In October 2012, the threshold was reduced to £250.
Enquiries about the spending document should be submitted via the Freedom of Information process.
Media enquiries should go through our press office.
With regard to the monthly files published, the same vendor may have multiple entries. This may be for a number of reasons, including:
- the council has made more than one payment to the vendor within the relevant period
- the vendor has more than one physical address or the council has more than one account with the vendor
Therefore, it's necessary to publish multiple lines for what may be, or may seem to be, the same payee.
As a general rule, the council can recover VAT and all amounts are shown net of this. In the event that VAT isn't recoverable or cannot be separated out, it will be annotated on the payment schedules accordingly.
Page last updated: 18 January 2021