Somerset County Council
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Spend over £500

 

We are required by the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 to publish details of each individual item of our expenditure that exceeds £500.

This includes items of expenditure, such as:

  • Individual invoices
  • Grant payments
  • Expense payments
  • Payments for goods and services
  • Grants
  • Grant in aid
  • Rent
  • Credit notes over £500.00, and
  • Transactions with other public bodies 

The term ‘payments’ only applies to payments made directly from local authorities’ budgets. It does not include schools where expenditure was incurred directly by the school.

You can find published spending data in the list below:

 2017 CSV version  2017 Excel version
 June 2017  June 2017
 May 2017  May 2017
 April 2017  April 2017
 March 2017  March 2017
 February 2017  February 2017
 January 2017  January 2017
 2016 CSV version  2016 Excel version
 December 2016  December 2016
 November 2016  November 2016
 October 2016  October 2016
 September 2016  September 2016
 August 2016  August 2016
 July 2016   July 2016
 June 2016  June 2016
 May 2016  May 2016
 April 2016  April 2016
 March 2016  March 2016
 February 2016  February 2016
 January 2016  January 2016
 2015 CSV version  2015 Excel version
December 2015 December 2015
November 2015 November 2015 
October 2015 October 2015
September 2015  September 2015 
August 2015  August 2015 
July 2015 July 2015
June 2015 June 2015
May 2015 May 2015
April 2015  April 2015 
March 2015  March 2015 
February 2015 February 2015
January 2015 January 2015
 2014 CSV version  2014 Excel version
December 2014 December 2014
November 2014 November 2014
October 2014 October 2014
September 2014 September 2014
August 2014 August 2014
July 2014 July 2014
June 2014 June 2014
May 2014 May 2014
April 2014 April 2014
March 2014 March 2014
February 2014 February 2014
January 2014 January 2014
 2013 CSV version  2013 Excel version
December 2013 December 2013
November 2013 November 2013
October 2013  October 2013
September 2013  September 2013
August 2013   August 2013
July 2013  July 2013
June 2013  June 2013
May 2013  May 2013
April 2013   April 2013
March 2013   March 2013
February 2013  February 2013
January 2013   January 2013
2012 CSV version 2012 Excel version
December 2012   December 2012
November 2012  November 2012
October 2012  October 2012
September 2012  September 2012
August 2012   August 2012
July 2012  July 2012
June 2012  June 2012
May 2012   May 2012
April 2012  April 2012
March 2012  March 2012
February 2012  February 2012
January 2012   January 2012
2011 CSV version 2011 Excel version
December 2011
December 2011
November 2011 November 2011
October 2011 October 2011
September 2011 September 2011
August 2011 August 2011
July 2011 July 2011
June 2011 June 2011
May 2011 May 2011
April 2011 April 2011
March 2011 March 2011
February 2011 February 2011
January 2011 January 2011
2010 CSV version 2010 Excel version
December 2010 December 2010


The information published excludes:

  • transactions relating to income or the financing or underwriting of debt
  • financing and investment expenditure
  • payments made to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for value added tax (VAT), pay as you earn (PAYE) and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) or pensions.
  • salary payments to staff (this is covered separately by the Code)
  • compensation payments to individuals. 

Certain payments are excluded or redacted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Data Protection Act (DPA). These could be payments to certain private individuals or those that jeopardise security or an investigation into criminal matters.

The Council’s financial systems are not set up to provide reporting on non recoverable VAT at a transactional level. If you have any questions related to this please contact Stephen Morton, Strategic Manager - Finance Technical on smmorton@somerset.gov.uk

We compile spend information for each month and publish the end of the following month. The reports are published in an open format meaning they are freely re-usable. The open format we are required to use is Comma Separated Values (.csv).

If you have any questions about any of the information provided please email businessdevelopment3@somerset.gov.uk.

Terms and conditions of access and re-use 
Material published and accessed on our website is provided free of charge. Unless otherwise stated, this content is © Copyright of Somerset County Council. The information is made available for re-use under the terms of the Open Government Licence for public sector information. Provided you accept the terms of this licence, it is not necessary to ask permission to re-use this information.

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