Spending data

Anybody can use our spending data. You do not have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

In April 2014, the transparency reporting threshold was decreased from £500 to £250.

Below are Microsoft Excel files which show invoices of more than £250 for 2014 to 2015 and all previous years where more than £500 has been spent:

How to make sense of the data

Dataset guidance

  • Valuation Sub Band - indicates the vale band ranges in the post code sector. Any value band with zero stock has been removed from the table
  • Existing Use Value (EUV) Total - this column indicates the EUV total. EUV is the price at which a property could be sold on the open market assuming that it can only be used for the existing use for the foreseeable future
  • Market Value - the most probable price (in terms of money) which a property should bring in a competitive and open market. 

Spending data in the above files are broken down into the:

  • date the payment was processed by our payments system
  • reference number for the payment (this is how we categorise the payment to identify and manage spending) 
  • type of payment (invoice or credit note)
  • value of the payment on the invoice in pounds excluding VAT
  • name of supplier/organisation receiving the payment.

Each transaction is referenced to a directorate within the council: 

  • directorate (for example, Children and Adults)
  • area of spend (for example, Adult Social Care)
  • service level (for example, MH Social Care Services)
  • expense code
  • expense description.