Government procurement cards are used by the council for low value, ad-hoc purchases which cannot be procured from our contracted suppliers. The use of Government procurement cards is restricted to a small number of staff where there is a clear business need.
As with all spending, the council strives to source the most cost effective, suitable suppliers for its needs.
In line with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Transparency Code, all items purchased using a government procurement card will be published on this website and on the national data repository at data.gov.uk.
The reports are freely available for use under the Open Government Licence and are published in both PDF format, which can be viewed and printed and in CSV format, which may be loaded into a spreadsheet or other software program for further analysis.
Payments listed from December 2014 to September 2015 include VAT. Payment list since October 2015 exclude VAT.