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Council spending

Every quarter we will publish a list of all purchases over £500, showing who we paid, how much we paid, and what for.

The list will also include all purchase card expenditure.

This will include:

  • All individual items we purchase
  • Payments made to contractors carrying out work on our behalf
  • Other spend incurred in carrying out our business.

It will exclude:

  • Payments made to staff
  • Sensitive personal information, such as payments made to foster carers
  • Any payments which may reveal personal details about an individual.

We regularly review the way we classify expenditure to ensure the process is as accurate as possible.

If you wish to raise a query about an item of expenditure, please submit a freedom of information request.

List of council expenditure

Figures for Council payments processed within 30 days

The Council aims to process all invoices within 30 days of them being received. The figures for the first quarter are provided below.              

Month Total Invoices Invoices Paid on Time Percentage Paid on Time
April 19 16,138 15,840 98.15%
May 19 14,669 14,222 96.95%
June 19 11,917 11,397 95.64%
July 19 23,569 22,771 96.61%
Aug 19 16.130 15,513 96.17%
Sept 19 15,708  15,101 96.14%
Total 98,131 94,844 96.65%
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