Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:
- Individual record of transactions.
- Date of the transactions
- Government office which had the transaction
- Name of vendor
- amount of the transaction
- Update on a monthly basis
Central Government departments are required to regularly publish lists of all financial transactions spending over £25,000; some departments publish transactions down to £500 or lower. The business rules and the format is described at https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130129110402/https://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/psr_transparency_index.htm The data is re-usable under the UK's Open Government Licence.
In addition summarised spending information by month x department x type of goods/services is available quarterly from the Treasury (Ministry of Finance) COINS/OSCAR database - see for instance https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-oscar-publishing-from-the-database This is also available under the Open Government Licence. The data was last updated/released in September 2014.
2014 reviewer comment: The data in no longer available through COINS or 'Where does my money go'. It can be found on data.gov.uk platform. I added the correct link to the information and a link to the data license.
2015 reviewer comment: OSCAR is not sufficient - it is an aggregation of transactions by budget code, not the detail of the transactions themselves. The monthly spend by government departments is scattered across gov.uk and data.gov.uk and is frequently out of date. For example at the time of writing the Cabinet Office itself is 12 months out of date: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cabinet-office-spend-data and https://data.gov.uk/dataset/financial-transactions-data-co (latest shown is August 2014, current date is September 2015.
Submission is correct.
- No data
|Date the data became available||Unknown|
|Format of data||CSV|
|Last modified||Mon Sep 14 2015 14:12:40 GMT+0000 (UTC)|