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Transparency

Uttlesford District Council places a great emphasis on transparency, which is a fundamental aspect of local government.

The Local government transparency code 2015 sets out the minimum data that local authorities should be publishing, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published.

The following links will take you to pages containing information related to transparency:

Access to information - Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations give the public access to council records to promote transparency. The council describes how information will be made available in its Publication Scheme.

Access to Information - Publication Scheme

Asset management - local authority owned land

The council has published an Asset Management Plan for 2015-16. The Plan includes a register of Uttlesford District Council owned/operated property.

pdf icon Asset Management Plan 2015/16 [3Mb]

You can also search for property assets across Essex via a searchable and interactive map. Search the Essex Property Asset Map (EPAM) >>

Budget and Minimum Revenue Provision Statement 2017/18

Every year the council sets a budget which shows the amount of income it expects to get and how it will be spending money over the next 12 months. The budget for 2017/18 was approved by Council on 23 February. 

Budget 2017/18 papers

The council is also required to publish a Minimum Revenue Provision Statement. The statement for 2017/18 is available below.

 pdf icon Minimum Revenue Provision Statement – 2017/18 [119kb]

Committee minutes and decisions

Committee Minutes and Notices of Public Decisions made are available on the council's Committee Management System.

Committee Minutes and Decisions

Constitution

Uttlesford District Council has agreed a new constitution which sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.

Constitution

Councillors' allowances

Each councillor is given an allowance to ensure that they are not financially penalised for completing their council duties. Annual reports on the allowances claimed by councillors are available.

Councillors' Allowances

Councillors' attendance records

Attendance statistics for the are now available for all councillors at meetings of the Council, Cabinet, Committees and Working or Task Groups to which they have been appointed as a member.

Councillors' attendance records

Election results

Election Results

Local results are available back to the 2010 General Election.

Expenditure

Any payments to suppliers of more than £500 are detailed in spreadsheets available here. As a result of changes which came into effect in June 2012, from the 2nd quarter of 2012 (1 July to 30 September), payments to suppliers of more than £250 have also been published. From April 2014 payments made using Government Procurement Cards (GPC) are now included.

Expenditure Data

Fraud

Under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 councils must publish information about their counter fraud work. Data available includes statistics on the total number of fraud cases investigated and total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud.

Fraud

Grants and awards to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

The council publishes grants and awards data which includes payments of grants and awards to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Grants and Awards

Invoices paid

Under Regulation 113(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (and as set out in Procurement Policy Note 03/16 issued by Crown Commercial Services) we are required to publish, on an annual basis and covering the previous 12 months, details of the percentage of suppliers and prime contractors invoices* paid within 30-days.

* Invoices deemed valid and undisputed Invoices paid within 30-days

Modern Slavery Act statement

Uttlesford District Council is committed to doing what it can to combat slavery and prevent human trafficking from entering into its business and supply chain. Uttlesford wants to have a positive impact on the fair and safe working conditions of those working directly or indirectly for it and expects our suppliers/contractors to share this vision. Read our pdf icon Modern Slavery Act Statement [155kb].

Organisation chart

Staffing structure showing the grade, job title, responsibilities and salary band of the Chief Executive, Corporate Management Team and Assistant Directors. Contact details for senior members of staff are available on the Council Directors, Assistant Directors and Service Heads page. The relevant salary details are available on the Senior Staff Pay page.

pdf icon Organisation Chart [226kb]

Parking Revenue Account

Uttlesford District Council is a member of the North Essex Parking Partnership. Revenues collected from on-street and off-street parking and data on parking enforcement notices (PCN) is available on the Parking in Uttlesford page.

Parking spaces

The council provides a number of number of car parks in Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden, Thaxted and Stansted Mountfitchet. Details of the number of marked out controlled off-street parking spaces, hourly charges, and disabled spaces can be found on the Where to Park page. Uttlesford District Council does not offer on-street parking.  

Pay multiple

The council recognises that to attract, retain and motivate quality staff, fair and equitable pay and reward processes need to be adopted and managed. Full details, including the pay multiple, are contained in this policy document.

pdf icon Pay Policy 2017-18 [377kb]

Procurement and tenders

Uttlesford District Council purchases a wide variety of supplies and services, providing businesses of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities. The Council's priority is to secure the best value for money.

Procurement and Tenders

Planned works for 2016/17

The work plan for the financial year lists contracts for procurement.

Senior staff salaries

Tables show details of all staff earning salaries of £50,000 per annum or more.

Senior Staff Pay

Social housing asset value

Details on the value of social housing assets within the council's Housing Revenue Account are available.

Social Housing Asset Value

Trade union facility time

Local authorities must publish information on trade union facility time including the total number of staff who are union representatives,  total number of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties and the names of all trade unions represented in the local authority.

Trade Union Facility Time

Waste contracts

Uttlesford District Council currently does not have any waste collection contracts.

Further to an Environmental Information Regulations request for information regarding development in Elsenham, the following files have been made available via Google Drive:

Elsenham EIR Files

 

 


Contact Uttlesford District Council

Tel: 01799 510510
Email: uconnect@uttlesford.gov.uk