Local Government Association: consultation into publishing voluntary sector spending data

The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a consultation on publishing voluntary sector spending.
The current 'Recommended Code of Practice on Transparency for Local Government' published by the Department for Communities and Local Government expects local authorities to publish grants to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCS), amongst other datasets.
The LGA are seeking views on their proposal for guidance to publish VCS spending data in a way that:

  • promotes local accountability and to demonstrate to residents and the VCS how local councils spend their money
  • is consistent and comparable between authorities
  • proposes a practical solution to publishing the data that is cost-effective and does not create a new and unnecessary burden on councils

Compact Voice will be submitting a response, which we will add here once we have done so.
To find out more about the consultation and view the consultation document, visit http://www.local.gov.uk/vcs-spending.

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