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Local Government Transparency Code: Payments over £500 and Credit Card transactions

As part of the Local Government Transparency Code, we publish a list of transactions with a value of £500 or over (exclusive of recoverable Value Added Tax). We also publish credit card transactions.


In line with the Local Government Transparency Code, we publish various data on how Fenland District Council spends money to deliver its services. Our suppliers can be limited companies, other local authorities, government departments, community organisations, small businesses or the self-employed.  The lists do not include:

  • payments to employees (e.g. salaries or the reimbursement of business related costs)
  • payments of Council Tax to the County Council, Police Authority and the District Towns and Parish Councils, where we collect the Council Tax on their behalf and then pass it over to them
  • housing benefit payments or refunds (e.g. for overpaid council tax or business rates)
  • investments that we have made (these are reported annually to Cabinet)

Data is published in line with existing data access regulation, namely:

  • The Freedom of Information Act
  • The Data Protection Act
  • The Environmental Information Regulation

For each payment we have provided you with: the supplier's name, payment date, the expense area which incurred the expenditure and an indication of the goods or services received though the expense type. The service area categorisation is the service area responsible for spending the money based on prescribed accounting headings, which are also shown within the Council's annual Statement of Accounts.

We've published the data in two formats. The PDF format is easy to read and printer friendly. The CSV file is in a machine readable spreadsheet which can be opened using most spreadsheet applications. Please note that this payment information may be used under the same terms as

Certain supplier information may be redacted, if it is commercially sensitive. If you would like to know more information about any of the data please contact the Council using the Freedom of information request procedure. We will aim to respond within 20 working days. We aim to be as transparent as we can but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive or personal.