Good quality open data comes in the form of data not a report. What’s the difference?
For data, put one thing in each column so that the values are friendly for machines and easier to re-use. In the first row, you can see a payment of £18,000 was made on the 3rd of November 2016 in the Yorkshire region. It’s not as friendly for a human but it’s a great starting point for analysis and machines.
A report is friendly for humans and easy to read. The way the information is laid out makes it look nicer but is a headache for machines. To use this data, you’d have to do more work to make it tidy [see Tidy Data by Hadley Wickham].
Tip: Make your open data more usable by making it easy to use.
See all the tips in one place: Good Quality Open Data