Purchases of goods and services between Jan - Dec 2022: FOI Release

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

Information requested

I am requesting information on all payments to external suppliers for purchases of goods and services between 2022-01-01 and 2022-12-31.

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, for example billing or booking date)
  • Unique invoice-id or a transaction-id number for each payment.
  • Some description of the nature of the expense (for example cost centre or booking account name)

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 enclose a copy of all the information you requested in the format you asked for (Microsoft Excel workbook). The response includes redactions where the payment was made to a named individual who was not an external supplier.

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Information for Release


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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