Transparency - spending over £500

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Ipswich Borough Council is committed to providing transparency in the way in which it delivers its services to all of its residents.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has committed all Local Authorities to publish items of spending over £500 and GPC (Government Procurement Card) spend for all transactions.

The following reports list the payments made to our suppliers each month where the total payment for goods and services is greater than £500. This list does not include payments to Ipswich Borough Council employees.

The report shows a number of columns of data, which are explained in the table below.

Spending over £500

Field NameExplanation
AService Area Categorisation Service area responsible for expenditure
BResponsible UnitDepartment responsible for expenditure
CExpenses TypeNature of expenditure
DDetailed Expenses TypeNature of expenditure in more detail
EDateDate recorded in General Ledger
FTransaction NumberIBC's unique reference number
GAmountValue of transaction
HCapital / RevenueCapital or revenue expenditure
ISupplier NameName of supplier
JSupplier IDIBC's unique Supplier ID

These reports only include non-personal data and are published in line with existing data access regulations, namely the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

If you have any questions regarding any of the information within the reports please email us. We aim to respond to your query within 10 working days. When a request covers a range of suppliers or payments your request will be treated under the Freedom of Information Act and we will respond within 20 working days.

Details of Ipswich Borough Council's Management team and Heads of Service including details of their pay, and a full organisational structure for the Council is available to view on the Council Officers page.

Contact Details

Ipswich Borough Council,
Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,

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