Open data in the public sector is about increasing transparency and sharing the information we hold with the wider community.
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The Local Government Transparency Code places requirements on local authorities to publish information in order to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision-making process and help shape public services. Further information and a copy of the code is available on gov.uk (external link).
Percentage of invoices for commercial goods and services paid within 30 days of receipt or within the agreed payment terms: 98.48% (2016/17).
Amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment: our system does not currently allow us to collate this data (2016/17).
Amount of interest liable to pay suppliers: our system does not currently allow us to collate this data (2016/17).
Download the organisation's structure chart (PDF 96kb) (including additional transparency data) relating to staff in the top three levels of the council whose salary exceeds £50,000.
The council publishes, under the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011, information relating to senior salaries in its annual statement of accounts. The draft statement of accounts for 2013/14 can be downloaded from the council budget page. This information has been reproduced and expanded in the documents below to include a list of responsibilities for each post.
The council's pay policy is published in part 4 section 13.1 of the constitution and can be downloaded from the constitution page. The pay policy illustrates, among other things, the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff. Under the Transparency Code, the council is required to publish the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole of the authority's workforce. In addition to information provided in the pay policy, the ratio in this respect is 1:4.42
Details of the anti-fraud information that the Council has to publish under Transparency requirements is outlined in the document below:
Information about trade union facility time provided by the council.
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