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Payments to suppliers where the invoiced payments are greater than or equal to £500

The Local Government Transparency Code sets out categories of information that all Councils should be publishing. The relevant information can be found by selecting the appropriate category below.

Cornwall Council is supported by a vast range of supplies, works and services from external suppliers and providers.

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For reasons of privacy, payments to individuals are not included in the list. These include:

  • foster carers
  • children's carers and
  • adult carers

The spending information does not include payments to some accommodation providers. This is because of our duties under homelessness legislation. Due to the vulnerability of some of the clients and the need to protect the details of their accommodation.

Our data is produced on a monthly basis. It contains the supplier name and amount paid. We aim to publish the data by the end of the following month. This is to ensure that all the previous month’s information is complete.

Spending data is available in two Microsoft Excel based files. CSV is a Microsoft Excel based file and stands for Comma Separated Values or Character Separated Values. CSV is a simple text format for a database table. CSV is useful in publishing data such as our expenditure over £500 as it is machine readable. This allows for easier reuse and analysis.

Please note that in order to show the specific details of each invoice payable over £500, separate individual entries are shown. Some of these are under £500. This means that there may be more than “Invoiced Line Amount" relating to the same invoice number.

If you wish to know more about any of the payments please e-mail quoting the following:

  • month of the report
  • ‘System Reference’
  • supplier name
  • the amount you are querying, and
  • your question

We will aim to provide an acknowledgement within two working days. A response should be with you within 5 working days.  We will be as transparent as possible. In some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive.

There is also an annual 20 day period where the draft accounts are open for inspection. This is so that people can inspect documentation related to all expenditure, including items under £500. Please view the statement of accounts page to find out when the next 20 day period will take place.