Kirklees Council publishes details of payments to suppliers over £250 as part of our commitment to transparency
How we prepare the data
Invoice-based payment data comes from our business system SAP with additional data added for direct debit and purchasing card payments and a small number of other payments made direct via our banking systems.
Our expenditure data over £25,000 includes the name of the supplier or payee, the amount and date of the payment and some additional details from our financial system. Where possible we have listed for each supplier the main descriptor for the kind of business using the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code system (UNSPSC).
We have also provided limited information regarding payments over £500 including some transaction data under £500 (this occurs where we have adopted processes for consolidating a number of transactions into a single invoice and payment, which is easier and more efficient both for the supplier and the Council, for example when a number of different departments use the same supplier because we have a Council-wide contract in place).
The data is redacted to ensure that we do not publish personal data about service users such as people who receive money to pay for care services.
The VAT amount that cannot be recovered is not available until end-of-year accounts are complete.
Using the Data
This data is free to reuse under the Open Government Licence and in accordance with the data.gov.uk Code of Conduct.
If you would like any further information about our expenditure this may be obtained through our freedom of information processes.