The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities came into effect on 1 April 2015. The Code was issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account. The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. The Code does not replace or supersede the existing framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the:

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012)
  • Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005
  • Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community regulations 2009
  • Sections 25 and 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 which provides rights for persons to inspect a local authority’s accounting records and supporting documentation, and to make copies of them.

Maltby Town 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’.

Requirements

The Town Council complies with the requirements of the Code where applicable, by publishing the information on its website. The requirements of the code stipulate:

  • Expenditure exceeding £500 – not applicable
  • Government Procurement Card transactions – N/A
  • Procurement Information (details of every invitation for tender exceeding £5,000 and details of any contract, commissioned activity exceeding £5,000 – not applicable

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

  • Local Authority Land – not applicable
  • Social housing assets – N/A
  • Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – not applicable
  • Organisational chart – see Staff Structure below
  • Trade union facility time – N/A
  • Parking account – N/A
  • Parking Spaces – not applicable
  • Senior salaries – N/A
  • Constitution – Local Councils, unlike principal authorities, are not required by law to adopt a constitution. However they need to adopt Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and
    other governing – View Governance Documents Page
  • Fraud – N/A
  • Waste contracts – not applicable

View the full Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Expenditure Exceeding £500

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Visit our Accounts and Payments Lists page to view the expenditure sheets detailing each individual items of expenditure exceeding £500.

Accounting information includes credit notes over £500.

Procurement Information

Publication Frequency: Quarterly

Details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and services; details of contracts, commissioned, activity and purchases exceeding £5,000 are available on our Procurement page.

Local Authority Land & Assets

Publication Frequency: Annually

Details of our grants process is available on our Grants Page.

Details of organisations who have been awarded a grant are publicised on our Accounts and Payments List page.

Grants

Publication Frequency: Annually

The Town Council reviews it’s asset register at least on an annual basis to ensure that it is up to date.

Please visit our Asset Register page to download the register. 

Organisation Chart

Constitution

Publication Frequency: Annual

Local Councils unlike principal authorities are not required by law to adopt a constitution. However they do need to adopt Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and other governing documents which set out how the Council will operate.

Please visit our Policies and Procedures page for further information.

Parking Spaces

Publication Frequency: Annual

Maltby Town Council control the marked out parking spaces at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall.