The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 sets out the minimum data that local authorities should publish, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published.
Spending over £500
Details of council spending for amounts of £500 or more. The council is committed to transparency in all of its dealings and the publication of spending information enables residents to challenge how council money is spent.
The data provides details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500, including items of expenditure, consistent with Local Government Association guidance.
Government Procurement Card Transactions
Details of every transaction on a Government Procurement Card.
Details of any invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds for £5,000.
Local authority land
Details of all land and property owned by the council.
Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
Details of all grants to community, arts and sports projects
An organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation.
Trade Union facility time
Details of Trade Union activity
Details of revenue collected from on-street and off-street parking charges and from parking enforcement notices are given in Section 14 of our Statement of Accounts.
Controlled parking spaces
Details of car parking in the district
Details of employees whose remuneration exceeds £50,000
The ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole workforce. Details of this can be found in section 4.6 of the council's Pay Policy Statement
Gender Pay Gap
The Gender Pay Gap legislation introduced in April 2017 requires private and public sector with employers with 250 plus employees to report the following information on an annual basis:
- the difference between the mean and median average hourly rate of pay for male and female employees;
- the proportion of men and women in each quartile of the pay bands;
- the gender pay gap for any bonuses paid out during the year.
N.B. The Council does not pay any bonuses.
Details of the council's activity to detect and address fraud.
The council is run by 39 councillors who are elected by the local community.
Councillors are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services and budgets, including the level of the council tax set by the district council.
Each councillor represents an area within the district – known as a ward - and serves for a period of four years.
Councillors are not paid a salary, but they are entitled to allowances and expenses to cover some of the costs of carrying out their public duties. All councillors abide by a code of conduct, part of which requires them to declare any financial interests, gifts or hospitality that could influence any decisions they make.
Our data is freely re-useable under the terms detailed on the Open Government Licence.
Social housing asset value
Local Authorities are required to publish details annually of the value of social housing stock that is held in their Housing Revenue accounts.
The National Fraud Initiative
This is an exercise that matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.