Last updated on 13 September 2011
Government Procurement Cards: Food Standards Agency expenditure 2009-2011
The Food Standards Agency is publishing details of spending on Government Procurement Cards (GPCs) by staff in the Agency for the past two years.
For the financial year 2009/10, the overall spend where GPCs were used (prior to the merger of FSA and the Meat Hygiene Service) was:
- FSA: £723,196.47
- MHS: £29,214.31
For the financial year 2010/11, the overall total spend where GPCs were used for the FSA was £323,66.34. An automated system was introduced in May 2010 and details of expenditure are provided in the document below outlining transaction date, vendor name, expense type and transaction amount for the period 1 May 2010 to 31 March 2011. In April 2010, the total spend where GPCs were used was £28,147.71. Between 1 May 2010 and 31 March 2011 the total was £295,518.62.
The transactions itemised in the document below, record the GPC expenditure that occurred under the procedures and policies that existed at that time. The increased automation of the FSA's financial systems and the introduction of revised procurement procedures and policies mean that many items previously bought on GPC are now purchased centrally.
The data is also available as a 'comma-separated values' (CSV) file. Terms and conditions for using this data can be found on the data.gov.uk website.