Council spending, budgets and Information

Also known as Open Data or Transparency, Cornwall Council fully supports the Government’s commitment to make it easier to access information about how the Council operates, the way your money is being spent and how effectively it is used. We publish a range of information and look to continually expand on this wherever possible. Our aim is for it to be easy for you to understand what taxpayers' money buys, where that money comes from and to access a range of other Council related information. Below you will find a range of options to access this information.

Publication Scheme

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The Publication Scheme (Guide to Council services and Information) commits the Council to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. This includes information on Council spending and finances, information on Council departments and services, our priorities and plans, policies and procedures, decision making, lists and registers as well as a range of other useful information about the Council and its activities. 

The Local Government Transparency Code covers a range of topics and includes information previously published along with some new areas. This includes information such as spending, contracts, land and property, grants and organisational information.

We also publish responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests on our Freedom of Information Responses page (also known as the Disclosure Log). We focus on issues where we believe there is a wider public interest, where information is frequently requested, or when information is not available elsewhere. 

Below is a small selection of the available information that is published on the Council’s website:

The data on these pages is published under the Open Government License and is available for you to re-use as you like. Where possible, we have made this data available in both a 'human-readable' format (such as PDF) and an open, 'machine-readable' format that is not dependent on any specific software (such as CSV or XML).

If you have any thoughts, ideas or comments about how we have presented our information please tell us your views by emailing corpcomm@cornwall.gov.uk