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.

Expenditure in excess of £500

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

Our expenditure of £500 or more is available to view

Expenditure from £250 – 2024-25

Government Procurement Card

Local authorities must publish details of every transaction on a Government Procurement Card. This must be published quarterly.

Wheatley Parish Council does not use a government procurement card, as definied 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.

We have collated this information on our Contracts and Agreements document. 

Local Authority Land

Local authorities must publish details of all land and building assets. This must be published annually

Details of our land and building assets is included in our asset register

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.

Wheatley Parish Council does not hold any Social Housing Assets.

Grants to voluntary, commuity and social enterprise organisations

Publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Details of grants awarded by Wheatley Parish Council are available here

Organisation Chart

Publish an organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation. This must be published annually.

WPC Staffing Structure

Trade Union Facility Time

This must be published annually.

Wheatley Parish 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.

Wheatley Parish 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.

Wheatley Parish Council does not own any controlled parking in Wheatley.

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 £58,200 per annum. This must be published annually.

Wheatley Parish Council have no senior employees annually earning over £58,200.

Constitution

Local authorities must publish their Constitution on their website. This must be published annually.

Our standing orders can be viewed from our policies and documents page.

Pay Multiple

Publish the pay multiple for the given year.

The pay multiple for 2023:24 is 4706:2077. The median earnings for all staff is £10386.

Fraud

Wheatley Parish Council do not have any fraud cases.

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.

The Parish Council are not responsible for the collection of waste. The responsible authority is South Oxfordshire District Council details here: Recycling, rubbish and waste – South Oxfordshire District Council (southoxon.gov.uk)