Expenditure exceeding £500
The code requires that local authorities must publish details of each individual item of expenditure exceeding £500.
For each individual item of expenditure the following information must be published:
- Date the expenditure was incurred
- Local authority department which incurred the expenditure
- Summary of the purpose of the expenditure
- Value Added Tax (VAT) that cannot be recovered
Salary payments to staff normally employed by the local authority should not be included however; local authorities should publish details of payments to individual contractors
East Grinstead Town Council provides a schedule of payments at the quarterly Finance and General Purpose meetings. The schedule is included as a supporting document of the agenda, and includes supplier and transaction information. On a quarterly basis, these schedules are published on the Town Council’s website.