Middlesbrough Council is committed to making its finances clear, so that anyone can see exactly how money is spent. As part of the council's commitment to providing financial transparency, regular reports will be published on items of spending over £500 (including VAT).
Reports will be published not less than quarterly and no later than one month after the quarter to which the data and information is applicable, which is consistent with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.
The reports list the individual payments to suppliers with a value over £500. Please note these are payments made in the period, and do not necessarily relate to invoices dated or received in the period.
The reports include:
- all individual items purchased
- payments made to contractors carrying out work on the council's behalf
- other spend incurred in carrying out the council's business
The reports exclude:
- payments made to staff
- sensitive personal information, such as payments made to foster carers
- any payments which may reveal personal details about an individual
Grant funding scheme payments (coronavirus)
In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced there would be support for small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
Middlesbrough Council administered grants under two initial funding schemes, which were announced by the government on 11 March 2020. These were the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure Grant Fund. A further Discretionary Grant Scheme was adopted locally, although still funded by the government.
Details of grant recipients are available. Recipients are listed along with the amount they received, and which scheme the payment was made under. The data excludes any payments made to individuals, whose data is subject to Data Protection Act provisions. The data was last updated on 7 August 2020.
Payments over £500
Please note that the columns need to be resized to view the data correctly if viewed in Microsoft Excel.
The data is freely reusable under the terms and conditions of the Open Government Licence.
If you need further information about any of the payments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, setting out the details of the payment including the document number and what additional information you require. Such requests will be handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the council aims to provide a response to your query within 20 working days. Read more about Freedom of Information requests.