View council spending figures online.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has asked all local councils and fire and rescue authorities in England to publish spending information over £500 online. They have created guides on publishing local spending data.

You can view the spend for City of Wolverhampton Council on the council's Datashare website.
Publication of these reports form part of the council's commitment to be open and transparent with residents on all council expenditure. We aim to publish data on a monthly basis by the middle of the next month.

This gives details of expenditure and the recipient but it does not explain the nature or reasons for expenditure. If enquirers want to interrogate these further they should contact us before making assumptions.

Public Contracts Regulations 2015: Statutory requirement for contracting authorities on paying undisputed invoices in 30 days down the supply chain.

As a contracting authority, we are required to publish payment performance data on the internet starting with our performance over financial year 2015/16. We will then publish comparable data at the end of each financial year. The data aims to demonstrate our performance on paying in 30 days to first tier suppliers /prime contractors over the previous 12 months.

The publication requirements are dealt with in Regulation 113(7).

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

The amount of liability to pay interest accrued due to a breach of the requirement in regulation 113



New requirement for 2016/17

New requirement for 2016/17



See below (1)


96.9% £102 (1) £128,868 (2)

(1) We are currently unable to identify payments of interest unless separately invoiced.

(2) We are currently unable to exclude periods where interest does not accrue whilst invoices are in dispute so the above figures reflect a worst-case scenario.

We can examine individual transactions on a case by case basis upon request to identify any interest due, paid or identify specific periods of dispute.

Supplier Early Payment Scheme - Obillex

The City of Wolverhampton Council has implemented a scheme that enables its suppliers to access payment of their invoices to the council ahead of the agreed standard payment terms.

Working in conjunction with the Purchase to Pay system the scheme will make payment of the invoices as soon as the invoices have been goods receipted and approved for payment. This can mean invoices being paid within 5 days of submission, thereby improving cashflow.

The arrangement has a simple sign up process and should you wish to consider it then please email to speak to the facilitators of the scheme. 

Contact us

If you have a query about the data published, please e-mail us at stating your name, and details of the enquiry.

If the query is about a specific transaction, please note the details stated in the report.

We will respond to your enquiry within 20 working days.