Publishing our payments

On a monthly basis, the authority publishes details of supplier payments of more than £500. This is in response to a formal instruction to do so by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

The data we’ve published under ‘local spending data’ excludes all payments to individuals paid through payroll, payments to HM Revenue and Customs relating to VAT and payroll, and all pension-related payments.

Payments to individuals have been included, but we have replaced personal data with the words ‘redacted personal data’.

File Format

The data is published each month in CSV format to make it as useful to as many people as possible. The data is freely re-usable under the same terms as the Open Government Licence, which can be found at


The file gives information where the total payment or credit note is more than £500, including VAT. The amount shown is net of any VAT that the authority is able to recover.

Enquiries relating to the data below should be e-mailed to: