Local Government Transparency Code

In order to promote openness and transparency, the Government has recommended that all Local Authorities publish a number of key datasets. A list of these datasets including an overview of what they should include is available to view in the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

Below is an abstract from the Council’s main publication scheme, focusing on those data sets listed in the code.

Transparency code


  1. What we spend and how we spend it
  2. Who we are and what we do
  3. List and registers

What we spend and how we spend it

  1. Expenditure exceeding £500
  2. Fraud
  3. Government procurement card information:
    1. Procurement card 2021-22
    2. Procurement card 2020-21
    3. Procurement card 2019-20
  4. Grant payments to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
  5. Procurement information

Who we are and what we do

  1. Constitution of the council
  2. Senior officer structure
  3. Pay policy statement
  4. Senior salaries
  5. Parking account
  6. Parking spaces:
    1. Car parks and off-street parking
    2. On-street parking
  7. Trade Union facility time

List and registers

  1. Local Authority Land*
  2. Social Housing Asset Value

*up to date information to follow