Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Amended supplier payments - 289 payments incorrectly redacted
Mr Reasonable has just spotted that the revised supplier payments list has been produced;(it may have been helped along by a question which was submitted to tonight's Chipping Barnet Residents Forum). In the original version published on 31 January, 756 entries had been redacted. The latest version out this afternoon has 467entries redacted. This suggests that 289 entries were originally incorrectly redacted, not just one of two. Although this is an improvement I note that there are still 69 entries of consultancy fees which are redacted, something I find hard for the council to justify. According to "Local Transparency - A Practitioners Guide to Publishing Local Spending Data" there are very few reasons for not publishing data and all of those seem utterly reasonable and understandable. I shall spend some time going through the data and see where the differences exist and I will keep you posted of my findings.