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Transparency

About the Transparency Code

The government has published ‘The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency’ which effectively recommends parish councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of a least £200,000 to publish ‘Public Data’.
The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 2018.

In accordance with the Code of Recommended Practice and general good practice, Bracknell Town Council makes the following information available:

Expenditure exceeding £500
Local authorities must publish details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500. This includes items of expenditure, consistent with Local Government Association guidance. This must be published quarterly. Bracknell Town Council chooses to publish this monthly.
Our payment documents can be found under the Payments to Suppliers heading located on the Council Documents page of our website.

Government Procurement Card Transactions
Local authorities must publish details of every transaction on a Government Procurement Card. This must be published quarterly.
Bracknell Town Council does not use a government procurement card as defined by the code.

Procurement Information
Publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000. Publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. This must be published quarterly.
At present, there are no tenders to display.

Local Authority Land
Local authorities must publish details of all land and building assets. This must be published annually.
You can view the details of our Local Authority Land under the Transparency heading on the Council Documents page of our website.

Social Housing Asset Value
Local authorities must publish details on the value of social housing assets within local authorities Housing Revenue Account. This must be published annually.
Bracknell Town Council does not hold any Social Housing Assets.

Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations
Publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Grant Award Recipients:
The Grant Awards Recipients 2020-21 can be found under the Transparency heading on the Council Documents page of our website

Organisation Chart
Publish an organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation. This must be published annually.
This can be found under the Administration & Governance heading located on the Council Documents page of our website.

Trade Union Facility Time
This must be published annually.
Bracknell Town Council does not have any Trade Union representatives.

Parking Account
Local authorities must publish on their website, or place a link on their website to this data if published elsewhere: a breakdown of income and expenditure on the authority’s parking account, and a breakdown of how the authority has spent a surplus on its parking account. This must be published annually.
Bracknell Town Council does not have a Parking Account.

Parking Spaces
Local authorities must publish the number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces within their area, or an estimate of the number of spaces where controlled parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces. This must be published annually.
Bracknell Town Council does not have any controlled parking spaces.

Senior Salaries
The Town Council is required to publish details of any senior employees (including job descriptions, responsibilities, budgets, and number of staff) earning over £50,000 per annum. This must be published annually.
This information will be provided shortly

Constitution
Local authorities must publish their Constitution on their website. This must be published annually.
Our Standing Orders can be downloaded from the Administration & Governance part of our Council Documents page of our website.

Pay Multiple
Publish the pay multiple on their website defined as the ratio between the highest taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce. This must be published annually.
Bracknell Town Council’s pay multiple is 2.97.

Fraud
Bracknell Town Council’s Fraud Policy can be downloaded from the Policies and Procedures page of our website.

Waste Contracts
Local authorities must publish details of their existing waste collection contracts at the point they first publish quarterly contract information. This is a one-off publication.
This information will be available shortly.

Committee Attendance
The Town Council publishes the attendance records of its Town Councillors on each set of minutes

 

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