We publish details of our external spending to individual payments to suppliers and organisations with a value over £250.
It is an important part of our commitment to be open and transparent with our residents and our suppliers. We already publish details of all our contracts.
The data below is provided for free reuse, including commercial reuse. The right for further use is covered by the Open Government License, published by the National Archives and as recommended by HM Government Data.
Please note that we categorise our spend using the Proclass system. This means that each supplier has a defined category which they are assigned but this does not necessarily mean this is what we are buying.
.csv comma delimited format. This is a machine-readable format that can be easily re-used by other computers and data experts
The external spend information is taken from our accounting system and includes the following information:
Originating business unit (e.g. our service authorising payment)
We have been very careful to not expose personal information e.g. individual payments for adoption, fostering and childcare, payments to individuals for care packages, next of kin payments, care related payments, refunds and compensation payments.
This type of data is not normally public and has been removed from the data in compliance with Data Protection law.
Read our Freedom of Information guidance to learn about how we handle requests for Information and personal data.
In line with new Government legislation being introduced this year, we have reduced the level of spend from £500 to £250. This will provide more data and even greater transparency.
If you have any further questions about our external spend data, or would like any further information, please: