Guidance

How to publish senior officials' business expenses, hospitality and meetings

Template for GOV.UK publication page for departmental core transparency data, to be published quarterly.

Prepare the data

The Cabinet Office Propriety and Ethics team provides guidance on how to prepare your data - including CSV (comma-separated values) templates, timing and appropriate approval processes.

Government committed to publishing this data quarterly.

Publish the data

Create a new GOV.UK publication page for each data release.

Publication page template

The publication title, summary, detail and file name is a government standard and must not be changed.

Publication type: Transparency data

Title: [Department name or acronym]: senior officials’ business expenses and hospitality, [month to month] [year]

Summary: Data on senior officials’ business expenses and hospitality, and [the permanent secretary’s/permanent secretaries’] meetings with external organisations.

Body:

[Department] publishes details of [the permanent secretary’s/permanent secretaries’] external meetings and senior officials’ business expenses and hospitality on a quarterly basis.

This data is also available on data.gov.uk:

  • [add bulleted links to the data.gov.uk pages this data also appears on]

Associations

Policies: Government transparency and accountability

Policy areas: Government efficiency, transparency and accountability

CSV attachment titles:

  • [Department]’s permanent secretaries’ meetings, [month to month] [year]
  • [Department]’s senior officials’ expenses, [month to month] [year]
  • [Department]’s senior officials’ hospitality, [month to month] [year]

When the dataset is published, add a link to it in your department’s section on data.gov.uk.

Collection page

Add the new publication to your department’s collection page for this data.

Make sure the collection page is tagged to the Government transparency and accountability policy.

Collection page template

Title: [Department]: senior officials’ business expenses, hospitality and meetings

Summary: All data on senior officials’ business expenses and hospitality, and [the permanent secretary’s/permanent secretaries’] meetings with external organisations.

Body (optional):
[Department] publishes details of senior officials’ business expenses and hospitality and the [the permanent secretary’s/permanent secretaries’] meetings on a quarterly basis.

Subheadings: Add headings for each calendar year, most recent first.

If there are no reports for a quarter, add ‘Nothing was reported in [month to month] [year].’ under the heading.

Published 14 December 2017