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Data Transparency - Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities

The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 was published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in May 2014. The Code sets out key principles for local authorities in creating greater transparency through the publication of public data

Expenditure over £250 (including costs, supplier and transaction information).
Any sole trader or body acting in a business capacity in receipt of payments of at least £250 of public money should expect such payments to be transparent.

Public Contracts Legislation payments

Contracting authorities are required to publish performance data starting with their performance over financial year 15/16 which will be published after March 2016 and then at the end of each financial year. The data will demonstrate their performance on paying in 30 days to first tier suppliers/contractor over the previous 12 months.

The statistics will be:

  1. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days.
  2. The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment.

Additionally, it will be a requirement to publish the total amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay i.e. whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise, due to breach of the Regulations. This figure must be published annually in relation to the previous 12 month period at the end of March 2017.

Orders over £5000

Orders over £5000 for 2015/2016

Orders over £5000 for 2016/2017

 

Organisational Chart and Salaries
An organisational chart of the staff structure of the local authority including salary bands and details of currently vacant posts.

Pay multiple/Trade Union Time and Remuneration
The 'pay multiple' - the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary of the whole of the authority's workforce.

Contract and tenders
Copies of contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector.

Tenders for 2015/2016

Tenders for 2016/2017

Contract Register for 2016/2017

Grants
Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector should be clearly itemised and listed.

Public Asset Register
The location of public land and building assets and key attribute information that is normally recorded on asset registers.

The following list is a register of land and buildings owned (freehold or leasehold) by Boston Borough Council.

The list does not include infrastructure such as roads, pavements, bus shelters and cycleways and it also does not include other assets such as vehicles or IT.

The list will be updated on an annual basis and will reflect where the Council has either acquired or disposed of assets in the list, or if developable land assets have been identified through our ongoing Asset Review.

Democratic processes

Controlled parking spaces and parking revenue
The number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces and revenue collected.

Fraud