Monday, 17 October 2011

Argyll and Bute Council’s spending over £1,000 is published

Argyll and Bute Council is taking part in a Scottish Government initiative to publish information on spending over £1,000.

The council already provides the Scottish Procurement Information Hub with information on what it spends and this is enhanced by company information from commercial databases.

The information from 2010 - 11 financial year is now available here

You can find details of all payments to suppliers and contractors totalling £1,000 or more.

Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, Councillor Dick Walsh said, “Argyll and Bute Council is committed to being financially transparent wherever possible. By making this information on our spending over £1,000 available online, people will have a much better idea of where their money goes. I’d encourage anyone with questions to e-mail and we will get back to you.”

The entries marked as “redacted” are those where the name of the supplier is an individual person. The name but not the amount is concealed to comply with Data Protection legislation.

The information on expenditure is categorised on the website by commodity or service provided. This information comes from the supplier databases, such as the Thomsons Local Directory. It relates to the stated business of the company, which may be different to the nature of the business carried out for Argyll and Bute Council.

Information on all contracts let by the council is being added to the Scottish Procurement Information Hub and this will be published next to the expenditure information.