Local Government Transparency Code 2015
The Government wishes to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process. The Government published the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 which seeks to ensure that certain data held by local Councils is published in a timely and open way.
Personal data will not be included if publishing it would contravene Data Protection legislation.
The Town Council has adopted the code and will publish the following information:
Expenditure details over £500
Procurement information of every invitation to tender or quotes for contracts exceeding £5,000
Information with regard to land and buildings which the Town Council owns or leases
Standing Orders and Financial regulations
Details of grants made to voluntary and community groups
Organisation chart for Town Council staff
Salaries of £50,000 or more
Pay multiple (defined as the ratio between the highest taxable earnings for the year and the median earnings figure of all staff)