In June 2010 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government wrote to all councils asking them to publish items of spend over £500.

Bath and North East Somerset Council publishes details of expenditure over £500 in line with this request, and in the interests of openess and transparency in public spending.

This Council will publish data on a quarterly basis following the closure of accounts for the end month of that quarter.

What is included

  The reports include the following information:

  • Body Name
  • Service Area Categorisation
  • Service Area Code
  • Expenses Type
  • Account Code
  • Date
  • Transaction Number
  • Amount
  • Supplier Name


The amounts shown exclude VAT.

Where payments under £500 appear in a report, this is either because once the VAT element is included the total is more than £500, or because an invoice for more than £500 has been broken down across different areas of expenditure.


What is not included

There are some items of expenditure that are excluded from the reports. These are:

  • Payments of less than £500
  • Refunds
  • Payments relating to employee remuneration

Where a payment relates to a private individual (for example a a foster parent), the individual’s name has been replaced with the words ‘redacted’ in line with the Council’s obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.


Format of information

The information is published in two formats.

PDF format – this is the easiest format to read the data in and is printer friendly.

CSV format – a machine readable spreasheet which enables easier reuse and analysis.


Reuse of information

This information is available for reuse in line with the Open Government Licence for Public Sector Information.


Further information

Queries about the information within the reports should be directed to the Payments Service. Email:


Expenditure over £500 reports


January - March 2018 (csv, 2,698kb)

January - March 2018 (pdf, 1,329kb)


October - December 2017 (csv, 2,788kb)

October - December 2017 (pdf, 1,440kb)

July - September 2017 (csv, 2,439kb)

July - September 2017 (pdf, 1,208kb)

April - June 2017 (csv, 2,560kb)

April - June 2017 (pdf, 1,244kb)

January - March 2017 (csv, 2,273kb)

January - March 2017 (pdf, 1,234kb)


October - December 2016 (csv, 2,345kb)

October - December 2016 (pdf, 1,210kb)

July - September 2016 (csv, 5,945kb)

July - September 2016 (pdf, 2,678kb)

April - June 2016 (csv, 5,999kb)

April - June 2016 (pdf, 2,961kb)

January - March 2016 (csv, 4,651kb)

January - March 2016 (pdf, 2,206kb)


October - December 2015 (csv, 4,861kb)

October - December 2015 (pdf, 2,536kb)

July - September 2015 (csv, 5,375kb)

July - September 2015 (pdf, 2,361kb)

April - June 2015 (csv, 4,755kb)

April - June 2015 (pdf, 2,657kb)

January - March 2015 (csv, 3,951kb)

January - March 2015 (pdf, 2,295kb)


October - December 2014 (csv, 4,285kb)

October - December 2014 (pdf, 2,447kb)

July - September 2014 (csv, 4,319kb)

July - September 2014 (pdf, 2,488kb)

April - June 2014 (csv, 4,407kb)

April - June 2014 (pdf, 2,532kb)

January - March 2014 (csv, 3,743kb)

January - March 2014 (pdf, 2,229kb)


October - December 2013 (csv, 3,910kb)

October - December 2013 (pdf, 2,309kb)

July - September 2013 (csv, 3,646kb)

July - September 2013 (pdf, 2,058kb)

April - June 2013 (csv, 3,277kb)

April - June 2013 (pdf, 1,807kb)

January - March 2013 (csv, 3,503kb)

January - March 2013 (pdf, 1,915kb)


October - December 2012 (csv, 3,203kb)

October - December 2012 (pdf, 1,738kb)

July - September 2012 (csv, 3,723kb)

July - September 2012 (pdf, 2,180kb)

April - June 2012 (csv, 2,988kb)

April - June 2012 (pdf, 1,840kb)

January - March 2012 (csv, 3,150kb)

January - March 2012 (pdf, 2,124kb)


October - December 2011 (csv, 3,415kb)

October - December 2011 (pdf, 3,153kb)

July - September 2011 (csv, 3,034kb)

July - September 2011 (pdf, 19,207kb)

April - June 2011 (csv, 1,640kb)

April - June 2011 (pdf, 9,852kb)

January - March 2011 (csv, 1,734kb)

January - March 2011 (pdf, 10,487kb)


December 2010 (csv 595kb)

December 2010 (pdf 270kb)

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