Thanks for the link! It’s an interesting idea you mention, and would certainly provide a degree of transparency that would make lazy journalists work a lot harder for their stories!

It would still require a bit of a shift though, both from local government and the public. Local government would have to get into the habit fo releasing this data in a simple to understand format and not feel threatened when doing so, and the public would need to both trawl through it and then not kick up a stink every time a penny is spent.