The Local Government Transparency Code sets out categories of information that all councils should be publishing. We are committed to openness and transparency and publishing as much council data as we can to increase our accountability.

  • Expenditure over £500
    This information provides details of payments to suppliers where the invoice was £500 or over
  • Government procurement card transactions
    Details of spending on Council payment cards
  • Procurement information
    Details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. Details of invitation to tender for contacts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000 - these can be found on the e-Source portal
  • Prompt Payment Performance
    Under the Government's Prompt Payment Policy, it is a requirement for public sector bodies including local authorities to publish annual payment performance data. This consists of: percentage of invoices paid within 30 days; the amount of interest paid to suppliers due to lay payment; and the amount of interest the local authority was liable to pay for example whether paid or not
  • Map of council public land and building assets
    Information about council owned land and property
  • Southampton City Council properties dataset
    Published by Data.Gov.UK shows details of properties and land, other than council housing, owned by Southampton City Council.
  • Social housing asset data
    The value of social housing stock that is held in the Council's housing revenue account
  • Grant schemes
    Details of grants and payments to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
  • Council structure (organisational chart)
    Details of staff in the top three levels of Southampton City Council
  • Trade union facility time
    Trade Union related activity including staffing and spending
  • Parking account
    A breakdown of income and expenditure on the council's parking account
  • Parking spaces
    Council car parks and spaces
  • Senior employee salaries and responsibilities
    Details of senior council staff whose earning are over £50,000
  • Constitution
    Constitution sets out the way in which the council runs and the processes it uses
  • Pay Policy Statement and pay multiplier
    The ratio between the highest paid officer, the Chief Executive and the median earnings figure of the whole workforce
  • Gender pay gap
    A snapshot of pay that shows the difference in earnings between women and men
  • Fraud
    Counter fraud investigation work is carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions on behalf of Southampton City Council. Southampton City Council Internal Audit are also involved in counter fraud work
  • Waste contract
    This service is delivered in-house by the council

Council spending

Budget Book 2016/17 – Southampton City Council's 2016/17 budget book provides a comprehensive summary of the Council's 2016/17 Revenue Budget and details the assumptions made and risks considered in setting the budget. It also provides summary information of the Council's Medium Term Financial Position.

Statement of Accounts - The annual statement shows how we have used public money and that we have been honest and responsible. It has been prepared in accordance with the Accounting Code of Practice. The statement includes information regarding Chief Officers remuneration and staff who earn £50k per annum or more.


Pay and allowances


Open Data

Business Rates Data

Monthly business rates data reports providing information on empty properties, credit balances and liability

Business Rates - FOI requests


More documents are available through our Publication Scheme