COINS data

The UK Government's HM Treasury use a budgeting system called COINS. Available from 2010-06-4 at

The Data COINS stores

The COINS database contains the main high level reports on public spending, including:

For an overview see this blog post by Lisa Evans.

Public Access and Data requests

The COINS database is currently publicly available but before this was the case, several people made Freedom of Information requests to obtain it.

For example, BBC journalist Martin Rosenbaum made a Freedom of Information Request for the data in September 2009.

His request was rejected. In his BBC article, he links to the appeal rejection letter(PDF) from HM Treasury.

Another request for the COINS data was made by the software engineer Julian Todd.

The details we, the Open Knowledge Foundation, obtained about the COINS database are:

Some more details about COINS:

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Author HM Treasury (UK Government)
Maintainer Lisa Evans
Last Updated October 10, 2013, 20:20 (UTC)
Created January 28, 2010, 11:30 (UTC)
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