Council spending

Budgets and spending reports

It is important to us to be open and transparent with how we spend your money. This is why since January 2011 we have been publishing reports to show spend information to suppliers for goods and services over £500.

The spend data has been taken from the council's financial system. It shows the gross amount, including VAT (Value Added Tax). We recover VAT from HM Revenue and Customs, so the true cost to the council will be the figure quoted minus 20%. Please note that the December 2010 figures were calculated at the old VAT rate of 17.5%.

Which format do you need?

The spend data has been published in two formats

  • CSV (machine readable format) is for easier reuse and analysis
  • PDF (portable document formats) is easier to read and printer friendly

Budget and spending reports


The information displayed on these pages is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge and belief.  

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in connection with the publication or use of the data.

This data is freely re-useable under the Open Government Licence.

The council is publishing details of its expenditure on goods and services it receives from its suppliers. Your supply of goods or services to the council constitutes your acceptance of this fact.