Town hall chiefs data publishing praised

St Helens Town Hall

St Helens Town Hall

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Council bosses in St Helens have pledged to maintain efforts to publish public spending data to show residents are getting value for money.

An investigation of more than 150 local authorities has found that some are missing deadlines on reporting spends of more than £500.

Requirements to publish such data are part of transparency measures announced by the Government in 2010, calling for councils to detail significant purchases.

 

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