In September 2011, the secretary of state for Communities and Local Government issued the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency (link shown at the end of this page). The code was produced as part of the government’s commitment to increase transparency to every area of public life and to introduce details for making public data generated by local authorities available and accessible.
Following this and as part of the council's policy to be transparent, the Council is now routinely publishing more data to enhance its accountability. Please see below for the information the council is publishing. Also please check the Council’s Publication Scheme (link shown at the end of this page) where the Council publishes information as per the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office
All councils have to publish a Statement of Accounts covering specified matters. It shows how we have used public money, and that we have been honest and responsible. The Council’s Statement of Accounts has been prepared in accordance with the Accounting Code of Practice.
The council recognises the value and contribution made by many voluntary and community groups throughout the city. Finding money to support projects can be a challenge and council has several grant schemes.
Our decision making pages include information about meetings and committees, along with our constitution.
Southampton City Council seeks to continually improve the quality of its services to meet the needs and expectations of all our community. More information can be found on our Council Performance pages.
For the location of council public land and building assets, please see our mapping page.
Further information on council spending is shown below: