OSCAR: publishing raw data from the database
This first annual set of raw data released from the OSCAR reporting system covers plans, outturn and in-year data for financial years 2008-09 to 2012-13. This dataset, in addition to the previous OSCAR and COINS releases, makes public spending data more transparent.
OSCAR is a cross government project to replace the COINS public spending database. It’s a user-friendly system that provides us with key management information and data for public reporting. Please note that due to the increased level of detail contained in the OSCAR system, it is not backwards-compatible with previous COINS releases.