[wdmmg-discuss] DCLG publishes first-quarter spending over £500
annapowellsmith at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:55:55 BST 2010
The guidelines say:
Expense type – This will identify the general nature of the expenditure
being recorded e.g. consultancy spend. The account code description as it
appears in your chart of accounts should be suitable for this purpose. If
you are using your chart of accounts to source expense type, you should use
the description, not the account code number. You may need to review your
chart of account descriptions to ensure that they are meaningful. The
description in this field should not disclose the specifics of individual
transactions, i.e. the invoice detail. You need only report against the
original expense type used. Where there have been errors, subsequently
corrected by journals, these corrections do not need to be reflected in the
published data. Entities may find that PSPES categories are more suitable
where this has been incorporated into the finance system. However, if you
are adopting PSPES categories then this needs to cover all disclosable
transactions i.e. the potential for individual expense claims and grant
payments. You need to decide the source that best describes your expenditure
type. If you are not planning to use your chart of accounts as a source, you
must notify the Treasury and explain your rationale and how you will ensure
that it covers all aspects of your expenditure.
In other words, they are allowed to use internal accounting classifications
- which will presumably make it hard to compare across departments....
On 30 September 2010 18:41, Chris Taggart <countculture at gmail.com> wrote:
> Think they're using the Treasury guidelines:http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/transparency_spend_over25100910.pdf
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Anna Powell-Smith <
> annapowellsmith at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> DCLG has just published spending over £500 from 2008 and from the first
>> quarter of 2010-2011, updating the 2009-10 data it published in August.
>> The latest data doesn't use the PSESP categories, unlike the 2009-10 data
>> - just around 50 flat categories. So if we were going to visualize it, we'd
>> have to create higher-level categories ourselves.
>> I'd really like to know how other departments will categorise their
>> spending. The DCLG page says that from October the data will be published
>> live on data.gov.uk "in a format prescribed by HMT".
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