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Transparency

In the interests of transparency, we are required to publish information on the following subjects. Click on the + symbol next to each each heading for more information.

To read the Department for Communities and Local Governments full paper on tranparency, click here.

We are also required to share a copies of the following documents:

Financial Reglations: click here to download as a PDF
Standing Orders:
click here to download as a PDF.

Expenditure exceeding £500

Local authorities must publish details of each individual item of expenditure that exceeds £500.

For each individual item of expenditure, the following information must be published:

  • Date the expenditure was incurred
  • Local authority department which incurred the expenditure
  • Beneficiary
  • Summary of the purpose of the expenditure
  • Amount
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) that cannot be recovered
  • Merchant category

Salary payments to staff normally employed by the local authority should not be included. However, local authorities should publish details of payments to individual contractors.

Arundel Town Council provides a schedule of payments at Full Council meetings. The schedule is included as a supporting document of the agenda, and includes supplier and transaction information. On a quarterly basis, the schedules are published on the website.

Trade Union facility time

Local authorities must publish the following information on trade union facility time:

  • Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives
  • Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties
  • Names of all trade union represented in the local authority
  • A basic estimate of spending on unions
  • A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill

Arundel Town Council has no staff members who are union representatives and therefore has no information to publish.

Social Housing Assets

Local authorities must publish details of the value of social housing stock that is held in their Housing Revenue Account.

The following social housing stock data must be published:

  • Valuation data to be listed at postal sector level
  • Valuation data for the dwellings using both Existing Use Value for Social Housing and market value as at 1 April
  • An explanation of the difference between tenanted sale value of dwellings within the Housing Revenue Account and their market sale value

Arundel Town Council does not hold any social housing stock and therefore has no information to publish.

Senior salaries

Local authorities are required to publish, under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the following information with regard to Senior salaries:
  • The number of employees whose remuneration in that year was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
  • Details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more must also be identified by name In addition to this requirement, local authorities must place a link on their website to these published data or place the data itself on their website, together with a list of responsibilities (for example, the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff) and details of bonuses and ‘benefits-in-kind’, for all employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.

Arundel Town Council has no staff member whose salary is £50,000 or greater and therefore has no information to publish.

Procurement Information

Local authorities must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000.

For each invitation, the following details must be published:

  • Reference number
  • Title
  • Description of the goods and/or services sought
  • Start, end and review dates
  • Local authority department responsible
  • The code requires that local authorities must also publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000.
  • For each contract, the following details must be published:
  • Reference number
  • Title of agreement
  • Local authority department responsible
  • Description of the goods and/or services sought
  • Supplier name and details
  • Sum to be paid over the length of the contract or the estimated annual spending or budget for the contract
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) that cannot be recovered
  • Start, end and review dates
  • Whether or not the contract was a result of an invitation to quote or a published invitation to tender
  • Whether or not the supplier is a small or medium sized enterprise and/or a voluntary or community sector organisation and where it is, provide the relevant registration number

Arundel Town Council publishes details of invitations to tender and contracts. 

Parking spaces

The code requires that local authorities must publish the number of marked our 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.

Arundel Town Council has no controlled parking spaces and therefore has no information to publish. 

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, including details of revenue collected form on-street parking, off-street parking and Penalty Charge Notices
  • A breakdown of how the authority has spent a surplus on its parking account

Arundel Town Council has no chargeable parking and therefore has no information to publish.

Government Procurement Card transactions

The code requires that local authorities must publish details of every transaction on a Government Procurement Card.

  • For each transaction, the following details must be published:
  • Date of the transaction
  • Local authority department which incurred the expenditure
  • Beneficiary
  • Amount
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) that cannot be recovered
  • Summary of the purpose of the expenditure
  • Merchant category

Arundel Town Council does not use a Government Procurement Card and therefore has no information to publish. 

Fraud

The code requires that local authorities must publish the following information about their counter fraud work:

  • Number of occasions they use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud) Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud
  • Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists
  • Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud
  • Total number of fraud cases investigated

Arundel Town Council has no staff members undertaking fraud investigation work and therefore has no information to publish. 

Grants Analysis

Local authorities must publish details of all grants.   The following is a list of current grants awarded – Grants analysis 2018-19

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