OSCAR: publishing raw data from the database
This annual set of raw data released from the OSCAR reporting system covers plans, outturn and in-year data for financial years 2009-10 to 2013-14. 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.
In addition to the Understanding the OSCAR data release 2014 document above there are 2 Excel files, which accompanied the first OSCAR annual data release in 2013, that may be useful. They contain information explaining the fields used in OSCAR and the relationship between periods and versions.