Transparency Information

Transparency Code 2015                                                                              

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (the code) came into effect on 1 April 2015. The code is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces any previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.

The code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information.

Bishop’s Waltham Parish Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code, defined as ‘a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’.

The code requires local authorities in England to publish the following information quarterly:

Expenditure Exceeding £500 
Government Procurement Card Transactions 
Procurement Information 

Additionally, local authorities are required to publish the following information annually:

Local Authority Land 
Trade Union Facility Time
Social Housing Assets
Parking Account
Pay Multiple
Parking Spaces 
Organisational Chart
Senior Salaries