The Department for Communities and Local Government published a revised Local Government Transparency Code (the Code) on 27 February 2015 see LGA article. Local authorities are required to publish open data as specified in the Code. The Local Government Association (LGA) offers guidance on meeting the requirements of the code. To help authorities to publish the data we have developed templates for publishing tabular data in comma separated values (CSV) format that meet the requirements of the Code.
The online validation tool lets you validate CSV data for compliance with the LGA’s templates. The tool lets you say which optional fields you are including before validating your data. Further details are given in the schema guidance document.