Payments to external suppliers for purchases of goods: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Information on all payments to external suppliers for purchases of goods and services between 2021-01-01 and 2021-12-31.

What is requested is a list of these payments, ideally in Microsoft Excel format, which contains as much of the following information for each payment as possible.

  • Supplier name
  • Amount paid, excluding VAT
  • Payment date (or some other relevant transaction date)
  • A unique invoice-id or a transaction-id number for each payment.
  • Some description of the nature of the expense

I am not asking you to do manual time consuming compiling. I am only asking for an extract from your accounting software with as much of the above stated information as you can conveniently and reasonably provide.


I attach a copy of all of the information you requested in the Excel format you asked for.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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