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.
- The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency
- Expenditure over £500
- Officers Decisions Made Under Delegated Powers
- Senior Employees
- Pay multiple
- Councillors Allowance & Expenses
- Contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector.
- Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector
- Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators.
- The Location of Public Land and Building Assets
- Trade union facility time
- Data of Democratic Running of the Town Council
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
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 £10,000, granting a permission or licence or changing an individual’s legal rights (eg terminating a wayleave).
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.
An organisational chart of the staff structure including salary bands can be found below:
Details of the pay multiple can be found below;
Councillors Allowance & Expenses
Yate Town Council do not pay Councillors Allowances.
Click here to download a copy of notice of members expenses for 2020/21.
Contracts and tenders to businesses and to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector.
Any copy of any such contract or tender will appear in a link here.
Grants to the voluntary community and social enterprise sector
Policies, Performance, External Audits and Key Inspections and Key Indicators.
Grants Awarded 2020 – 2021:
Notice of Conclusion of Audit – Click here
Annual Return for the year – 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.
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 here.
The decisions of the Town Council are recorded in the minutes of meetings, which can be viewed 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.