Council transparency: council spending 2010-2013


We publish a monthly list of all council purchases showing who we paid, how much we paid, and what for.

From April 2010 to August 2012, we published details of all expenditure over £500, in line with government guidance.

This page lists council expenditure from April 2010 to December 2013. More recent information can be found on the main council transparency page.

The information excludes personal data protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 from which any person can be identified

  • on its own (eg. payments to named individuals), or
  • in combination with information already held about that person (eg. disclosure of a home address may identify a person)

CSV files can be imported into a spreadsheet program such as Google Documents and Microsoft Excel.

Data headings in the files for April-November 2010

The data in the files lists expenditure over £500 and:

  • Doc. No: Document reference number
  • Payment date
  • Vendor name: The name of the supplier
  • GL Description: Details of what the expenditure is
  • Invoice total: The amount paid including VAT


Data headings in the files for December 2010 and onwards

The data in the file for lists expenditure over £500 and:

  • Body and body name: Waltham Forest Council references. These two columns never change
  • Payment date
  • Doc. no: Document reference number
  • Invoice no.: Invoice number
  • Total: The amount paid including VAT
  • Supplier name
  • Supplier ID
  • Expense area: Which part of the Council raised this expenditure
  • Expense type

December 2010 expenditure as a PDF file (210KB) and as a CSV file (747KB)