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Council spending

The council is committed to publishing spending data on all goods and services each month, and started in August 2010 with all spending over £500. This threshold has been reduced to £250 from October 2012.

Current financial year:

Previous financial years:

Enquiries about the spending document should be submitted via the freedom of information process. Media enquiries should go through the press office.

With regard to the monthly files published, please note that in some cases the same vendor has multiple entries. This may be for a number of reasons: the council has made more than one payment to the vendor within the relevant period, the vendor has more than one physical address or the council has more than one account with the vendor. There is therefore the need to publish multiple lines for what may be, or may seem to be, the same payee.

As a general rule the council can recover VAT and all amounts are therefore shown net of this. In the event that VAT is not recoverable or cannot be separated out, it will be annotated on the payment schedules accordingly.

Please also be aware that in some cases the abbreviation 'T/A' is used within a vendor name. This represents the phrase 'Trading as' and is used where company names have been changed due to mergers, take-overs.

Payments within 30 days

The council is required to publish data about the payment of undisputed invoices.

Information relating to 2015-16 is provided in the table below:  

Financial year

Proportion of valid & undisputed invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113

The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113




Procurement information

The Council publishes a 'Register of Contracts and Invitations to Tender' which can be found on the Selling to Southwark page. The page includes detail on:

  • Contract opportunities
  • Contracts register
  • Approved list of building contractors and consultants
  • How to do business with the Council

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Southwark Council produces a voluntary sector funding database on an annual basis. This details the voluntary, community and faith organisations that have received funding from Southwark Council to provide a range of services.

Land and building assets

Information about land and building assets is updated monthly.

The Land and Buildings Assets are published under the Open Government Licence (OGL) A full version including the Easting, Northing and UPRN derived from Ordnance Survey data can only be released for “using the data to respond to, or interact with the Licensor to deliver or support the delivery of the Licensor’s Core Business” due to OS licensing restrictions under a PSMA end user licence http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/public-sector/mapping-agreements/end-user-licence.html

If you wish to use this data for any other purpose other than supporting the delivery of the Licensor’s Core Business, then you should contact Ordnance Survey via https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/contact/ or telephone 03456 05 05 05 to discuss how they can help you with your requirements (see http://data.gov.uk/dataset/planning-applications-barrow)

Social housing asset data

Information about the council’s social housing stock data is published at postal sector level and draws upon the most recent full valuation of the stock undertaken at 1 April 2014. Valuation data is disclosed at both Existing Use Value for Social Housing (EUV-SH) values and Market values.

Please note that this valuation data provides information relating to the market value of social housing assets within the Housing Revenue Account. These valuations may be significantly different from the tenanted sale value of dwellings when sold under Right To Buy where a discount will be applicable. The publication of this valuation information is not intended to suggest that tenancies should end  to realise the market value of properties.

Counter fraud work

In February 2015, the Local Government Transparency Code was revised and published. This now includes a requirement to publish information about counter fraud work annually. The required information, for the following headings, can be found within published Audit, Governance and Standards Committee meeting agenda items.

  • Number of occasions used Prevention of Social Housing Fraud power
  • Number of FTE investigators/prosecutors
  • Number of FTE accredited counter fraud officers
  • Total spend
  • Total number of cases investigated

Information on organisation structure and salary details

On an annual basis the council agrees a Pay Policy Statement

The organisation structure provides information on council departments and our jobs.

In accordance with Local Government Transparency Regulations details are also provided about remuneration of senior employees and the council’s salary scales.  This is in addition to the declaration of remuneration information set out in the annual statement of accounts.

Trade Union Facilities

Information is provided on trade union facility time.

Parking account

The council publishes an annual report on the delivery of its transport plan which includes:

  • A breakdown of income and expenditure on the parking account
  • A breakdown of how any parking account surplus has been spent 

This information can be found on the Southwark Transport Plan page.

Parking spaces

As at 1 December 2014, the council had 17,276 on-street parking spaces:



Car club


Coach (short stay)


Coach paid (phone or cash)




Disabled (short stay)




Electric vehicle recharging


Loading only


Loading only (goods vehicles)




Paid (meter)


Paid (phone or cash)


Paid (phone or paypoint)


Paid (phone)


Permit holders only


Permit holders or paid (phone or cash)


Permit holders or paid (phone or paypoint)


Permit holders or paid (phone)


Permit holders or short stay


Short stay




Grand Total


Election results

Election results, published from 2010, can be accessed through the voting and elections page.

Terms and conditions

You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence - view online or write to the Information Policy Team, The National Archives, Kew, London TW9 4DU or email: psi@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk.


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