The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 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.  The Code 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 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; and
• 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.

Full details of the Code can be found on the Government’s website.

Dawlish Town Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the Code, as it is defined as ‘a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is higher) exceeding £200,000’.  The Code requires that this Town Council publish the following information:

Expenditure exceeding £500
Available here.

Government Procurement Card transactions
The Town Council does not have any Government Procurement Cards.

Procurement information
Available on the website – updated as required.

Local Authority Land
Available on the website – updated as required.

Social Housing asset value
The Town Council does not have any social housing assets.

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
Available on the website – updated annually.

Organisation Chart
Available on the website – updated as required.

Trade union facility time
The Town Council does not have any members of staff who is a trade union representative.  Currently UNISON and the Association of Local Council Clerks (ALCC) represents members of staff.

Parking account
The Town Council does not charge for any of its parking spaces.

Parking spaces
The Town Council does not have any ‘controlled’ on or off-street parking spaces.

Senior Salaries
No staff member earns more than £50,000.

Constitution
The Town Council adheres to a set of rules called Standing Orders.  View our Standing Orders – updated as required.

Pay multiple
The Pay multiple ratio is 1:1.76.