In support of the government's agenda to increase transparency of how public money is spent, STFC now publishes its expenditure on a monthly basis. The data has been provided in a format that is regarded as an 'open standardised format' (Comma Separated Values) to ensure it is easily accessible to the general public.
The published data reflects how each individual item has originally been recorded in STFC's financial systems, and will not reflect any corrections that may be made subsequently. However, barring transactions that relate to salary payments and compensation or settlements made to individuals that would contravene the Data Protection Act, the data is an accurate representation of STFC's financial transactions in any given month. Transactions over £25,000 are shown each month up to and including December 2012 and transactions over £500 are shown from January 2013 onwards.