The Government has made transparency and open data a key priority as it fosters accountability, drives improvements in public services by informing choice, and stimulates innovation and growth.
Open civil society, technical advances on the internet, greater accountability and efficiencies in delivering public services drive the opening up of public sector data. Open data means the data is free to access, use and reuse and is available via the internet based on the open government licence.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued a mandatory Local Government Transparency Code that means that councils have to publish the following information:
Expenditure of £500 or above
Carlisle City Council is now publishing details of items of expenditure of £250 or above. The monthly files can be found on the right hand side of this page in the downloadable documents section in pdf and csv formats.
Information will be removed if it is exempt under law, eg the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004..
All of the data sets provided here where the copyright is held by Carlisle City Council are provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence unless explicitly stated otherwise. You will see that this licence encourages you to download and re-use our data, which may include activities which generate an income.
We do not have the authority to grant re-use of third party data, and so the re-use of any third party data is not covered by the Open Government Licence, unless stated (as for example Ordnance Survey is covered by the Open Government Licence) .