Data Transparency

Data Transparency

Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 was published by the Department for Communities and Government in February 2015.  The Code sets out key principles for local authorities in creating greater transparency through the publication of public sector data – in particular how public money is being used, in order to allow local people to hold local authorities to account over how their council tax is spent and the decisions that are taken on their behalf.

Part 2 of the Code sets out the information that it is recommended is published by town and parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure exceeding £200,000.

Key requirements are:

Publication of all items of expenditure over £500
Monthly schedules can be viewed here:

Salaries (remuneration in excess of £50,000 pa)
There were none.

Staff Structure
Organisational Chart can be viewed HERE

Contracts & Tenders  (in excess of £5,000)
Procurement can be viewed HERE

Grants to Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector
Information can be viewed here:

Public Asset Register (Land & Property)
Information can be viewed HERE

Constitution
Standing Orders can be viewed HERE
Financial Regulations can be viewed HERE