As the council’s income and expenditure exceeds £25,000, it is not a statutory requirement to follow the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code, although it is recommended best practice to do so.

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.

The code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the:

The code requires local authorities in England to publish the following information quarterly:

  • Expenditure Exceeding £500
  • Government Procurement Card transactions
  • Procurement information

Additionally, local authorities are required to publish the following information annually:

  • Local Authority Land
  • Social Housing Assets
  • Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations
  • Organisational Chart
  • Trade Union Facility Time
  • Parking Account
  • Parking Spaces
  • Senior Salaries
  • Constitution
  • Pay Multiple
  • Fraud