Council Spending Data

Just completed the final of three posts looking at some of the problems of working with Council spend data

So What’s Wrong With Council Spending Data? Part I

So What’s Wrong With Council Spending Data? Part II

So What’s Wrong With Council Spending Data? Part III

It covers topics such as CSV formats, file encoding, issues with dates, money formats, range issues, matching and verifying beneficiary names, scope and finally touches on the category of the spend.

The local authority spending data can be quite difficult to work with but correctly identifying recipients and amounts will add to the transparency and accountability of local councils.

This looks really interesting, thanks for sharing! Lunchtime readings sorted out :+1: