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The Prime Minister has today set out the next steps in the easing of lockdown. See the press conference at Youtube: Prime Minister's Coronavirus press conference (10 May 2021) for details.

Between 4.00pm on Wednesday 12 May and 7.30am on Thursday 13 May, the following systems will be unavailable due to essential maintenance: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit overpayments service, our welfare assistance form and our test and trace payments form. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Payments to suppliers over £500 2016/17

The reports on this page list payments with a value of £500 or over (exclusive of VAT) made to suppliers. The reports are prepared and published 30 days after the end of each month.

This information is included in a report showing all invoice payments over £500 that the council has paid during the relevant period. The reports show a number of columns of data which are explained in the table below:

ColumnField nameExplanation
AService areaThe service area responsible for sending the money
BService divisionThe service division responsible for spending the money
CExpense typeGeneral heading that describes the type of expenditure    
DExpense codeThe code used to identify the service area budget used
EDetailed expense typeDetailed description of the type of expenditure
FPayment dateThe date on which the payment was made
GTransaction numberThe unique number to identify the transaction within the council's financial management system
HAmount Exc VATNet amount paid to the supplier (that is, excluding recoverable vat)
ISupplier nameThe name of the recipient of the payment

There are a number of exemptions in the data provided. These include non-commercial payments to specific individuals which cannot be disclosed as they are covered by Data Protection Act requirements. Employee and pensions information is also not included.

The reports below are available in comma separated variable (CSV) format.

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