See what the council spends money on
Information for suppliers
Under the drive to improve openness and transparency across the public sector the government introduced the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
The act gives individuals rights of access to a wide variety of information held by the council. Under this act, the council has been obliged to provide such information on request for a number of years. Publishing our financial expenditure on goods and services above £500 is an extension of this approach to openness and transparency. The information is published monthly, as an easily readable xml/ cvs /json files.
What is published?
All expenditure items over £500 including VAT are included. However, each transaction amount is shown excluding VAT, to represent the true cost to the council. The published information is drawn from our accounting system, Oracle ebusiness suite.
Where is it published?
To view the information, visit our Spending website.
How is it published?
The council publishes the information, where possible, in accordance with the Government's Spending Data Guidance. The following information is included:
|Body||This is a link to our data on the Government's data website.|
|Body name||Lichfield District Council.|
|Date||The date the invoice was entered onto the system.|
|Transaction Number||A unique number allocated for each transaction.|
|Amount||This is the value of the invoice, excluding VAT, charged to each Expense Area and Expenditure Type Because invoices can be charged to more than one cost code, individual amounts on the report may be for less than £500.|
|Supplier Name||The name of the supplier recorded on the Council's financial system.|
|Supplier Id||A unique system generated number for each supplier.|
|Expense area||The name of the cost centre to which the invoice has been charged. Our coding structure reflects the organisation of the council.|
|Expense type||The internal account code which represents the Expenses type|
|Expense code||The description of the type of expenditure, e.g. consultancy, stationery.|
|Extended description||Specific type of activity separately identified.|
The following information is redacted (or edited out):
Whilst all transactions will be published, certain pieces of personal information within those transactions are removed and replaced with general terms, to provide protection under the Data Protection Act.
Examples include the names of:
- Vulnerable adults
- Housing benefits
- Recipients of compensation payments
- Recipients of severance payments
- Payments to individuals
If you have a queries about the data published, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, and details of the enquiry.
If the query is about a specific transaction, please quote the transaction number stated in the report.
We will respond to your enquiry within 20 working days.