Financial transparency

Detailed monthly reports of council spending, excluding staff salaries and school spending.

These reports are created as part of a central government initiative to increase financial transparency within local government

Monthly spending reports over £500

Why are there entries of less than £500?

This could be because:

  • invoices are sometimes split between different departments within the council, but the total equals more than £500
  • invoices may cover more than one category of spending, but the total equals more than £500
  • amounts shown do not include VAT.

Contract register

In accordance with Transparency requirements the council publishes it's contracts register on a quarterly basis. 

All council transactions by procurement card

Supplier Invoice Payment Performance - Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Reg. 113)

In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Regulation 113); Oxfordshire County Council publishes performance data for the financial year ending 31 March for payment of valid and undisputed Supplier Invoices within 30 days.

Our performance is summarised in the table below.

Financial year

percentage of invoices paid within 30 days

Interest (£’s) actually paid to suppliers

Interest (£’s) liable to be paid to suppliers

Number of invoices not paid within 30 days
















Data format

Data prior to July 2015 is presented in the standard format in line with the guidance published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Data after July 2015 has been amended slightly following the transfer of accountability to Hampshire County Council.

Removal of personal or sensitive data

If we make payments to individuals, we remove their personal details to comply with the Data Protection Act. In these cases, details of the payment are included but the supplier column will show ‘Redacted personal data’.

There will also be rare occasions when we need to protect the name of an individual supplier, and in these cases their name will be replaced by the words ‘Redacted commercial data’.

Further information

If you would like any further information about the data, please email

We aim to provide a full response within 20 working days of receiving your enquiry, subject to the limitations imposed by the Data Protection Act and the Freedom of Information Act.