As part of the Council's commitment to be open and transparent with residents regarding payments made to suppliers, payments of £500 or more are listed on the website on a monthly basis.
Every report lists each payment of £500 or more inclusive of VAT to a supplier on a single invoice. Where a payment is charged to different expense areas within the Council, there may be more than one line per invoice number and the amounts shown may therefore be less than £500 on a line.
The date used on the reports is the posting date. This is the date that the payment is updated onto the Council's accounts which is generally the same as the date the payment is sent to the supplier.
In line with current government guidance, where personal information would have been revealed, the comment "REDACTED - PERSONAL DATA" has been entered on the reports, in the Supplier Name field. Where commercially sensitive information would be revealed, "REDACTED - COMMERCIAL CONFIDENTIALITY" has been entered on the reports, in the Supplier Name field.
The real invoice numbers have been replaced by dummy numbers to help protect suppliers and the Council from potential criminal activity.