The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency

(Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning & Land Act 1980)

The Local Government Transparency Code came into effect in October 2014, this is a code of recommended practice on data transparency and applies to Parish and Town Councils with a gross income or expenditure in excess of £200,000. The Government wants to increase transparency through publication of open data enabling tax payers to see how local authorities use public money. Yate Town Council provides the majority of this information already on the website but has taken steps to update this page with either the information required, or provided a link where it is already provided on this website.

Expenditure over £500

A Council is obliged to publish any expenditure over £500, including supplier and transaction information. Yate Town Council displays all transactions ( not just those over £500) Click here to view the expenditure.

Officers Decisions Made Under Delegated Powers

To view records of officers decisions made under delegated powers, click here – we only publish if over £15,000, granting a permission or licence or changing an individual’s legal rights (eg terminating a wayleave).

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Record of Decision Taken – Bowls Club 130.05 KB

Senior Employees

The Town Council are required to publish details of any senior employee salaries, job title and responsibilities for those earning over £50,000 per annum.

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Senior Salaries at Yate Town Council 2022 8.53 KB

An organisational chart of the staff structure including salary bands can be found below:

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Staff Structure November 2022 220.72 KB

Pay multiple

Details of the pay multiple can be found below;

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Pay Multiple 2021/2022 87.21 KB

Councillors Allowance & Expenses

Yate Town Council do not pay Councillors Allowances. 

Click here to download a copy of notice of members expenses for 2021/22.

Contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector.

Any current and live tenders will be displayed here.

Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector

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Yate Town Council Grants List 2022-2023 127.58 KB

Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators.

Annual Return for the year – Click here

Standing Orders & Code of Conduct – Click here

For the Financial Regulations – Click here

Complaints Policy – contained within the policy booklet – Click here.

The Location of Public Land and Building Assets

See below to view the Councils Register of Interests.

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Schedule of Interests 31.03.2022 628.90 KB

Trade union facility time

Total number of staff who are union representatives = 0

Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties = NONE

Data of Democratic Running of the Town Council

The constitution of the Town Council is known as Standing Orders and lays out how the business of the Council is conducted. A copy of Standing Orders & Code of Conduct can be viewed by clicking here.

The decisions of the Town Council are recorded in the minutes of meetings, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Introduced in 2010, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tool for local councils to help raise funds from developers to deliver infrastructure such as new schools, open space or public transport. CIL is charged for certain types of development in the area and commenced on 1 August 2015.

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Community Infrastructure Levy Statement 2020/21 169.64 KB

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