Policy paper

Transparency of suppliers and government to the public

This statement sets out government policy on the availability and accuracy of information, or 'transparency', on publicly funded services.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



These principles set out the requirement for the proactive release of information under the government’s existing commitment to publish contract information. They set a presumption in favour of disclosure, to encourage both government and suppliers to consider the information that should be made available when government signs a contract with a supplier.

All central government departments will follow these principles.

Published 24 March 2015