The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 was issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government in February 2015 to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizen’s hands, to increase democratic accountability, and to make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. The Government believes that in principle all data held and managed by local authorities should be made available to local people unless there are specific sensitivities (e.g. protecting vulnerable people or commercial and operational considerations) to doing so. The Code ensures that local people can now see and access data covering how money is spent, the use of assets, decision making and issues important to local people. The code applies to a town or parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) exceeding £200,000.
Expenditure & Grants 2016 / 2017