Revised: Saturday 14 July 2012
This PaySup service displays web pages showing
Slough Borough Council's Payments to Suppliers data. The publication of the
data was forced upon local councils by the national government. The data
is supposed to include ALL payments of £500 and above. Adjoining local
authority The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead voluntarily publishes
payments of £100 and above.
Contrary to national government advice and contrary to good working practice,
Slough Borough Council has withheld some payment records. There is no trace of
these vanished records in the council's published data. Examples of this
missing data include:-
The council has censored a minority of published records and replaced the
supplier's identity with the word redacted. You can see these records
by searching the database for a supplier called redacted
You can obtain the council data from
- Payments to council staff doing extra non-contractual work for private
- Payments made to councillors in their public capacity (for example: currently
£26,000 to Labour's chief councillor).
The data for December 2010 (which we have included in the PaySup database),
has disappeared from the council's web site.
Slough Borough Council has removed the Transaction Numbers from the data. SBC has
also removed the Payment Date (which the national government says should be in
the format of dd/mm/yyyy). SBC has refused to provide a description for their 4
characters long Cost Centre codes.
Slough Borough Council is a Unitary Local Authority which means it combines
the functions of a county council and of a district council. Its activities are
This PaySup service derives its name from Payment to Suppliers.
To find information in the database, you should enter details into ONE of the
oblong boxes (search fields) or click on one of the Totals options.
If you find errors or have problems with information on your screen not being
shown correctly, please tell us. Fill-in our form or telephone 01753-208111
(+44.1753-208111) or email sloughparty@ gmail.com
The PaySup name, database and associated computer
programmes, including their design, creation and implementation, are the
intellectual property of Paul Janik who asserts his ownership and reserves all
You are granted a free non-exclusive license to use the PaySup service
to obtain information about Slough Borough Council's activities.
These web pages have been developed and tested with the Firefox browser, version
10.0.5, using Linux's Centos (a Red Hat derivative) version 5.8. Centos is a completely free-of-charge, extremely
robust and professional industry-wide enterprise operating system. It comes with
different implementations of Windows. We use Gnome Windows. Centos is renown
for being dull, boring, predictable and for lacking all the excitement associated
with Micro$oft Windoze's blue screens, viruses, missing files, freezing etc.
Centos is utterly dependable and at all times, unlike Micro$oft Windoze, your
computers (desktops, laptops, netbooks and servers) are owned by you - not by
ultra expensive Micro$oft. We use free Libre Office and like it better than
Micro$oft's expensive Office products.
- National government
- 8 Labour councillors chosen for political expediency, and not, as evident by
practice over many years, on the basis of literacy, numeracy, managerial
ability or a demonstrable commitment to the well-being of the local public
- Senior council staff who are predominately anonymous to the public, are
unelected by the public and are completely unaccountable to the public.