Local Government Transparency Code

This page sets out the key information that the Council is required to publish under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

The information on this page has been published to place more power into citizens' hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. 

The information is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Please note the conditions of this licence if you are intending to re-use this information. 

Under the Local Government Transparency Code, the Council is required to publish the following:

The Council publishes details of each individual item of expenditure in Council Spending Reports

The Council publishes details of invitations to tender for contracts and the details of active contracts with a value that exceeds £5,000 in the Contract Register

The Council publishes details of land and building assets and key attribute information on Local Authority Land.

The Council does not have a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) as it sold all of its social housing stock in 2002 and closed its HRA. Council hostels are considered General Fund accommodation as they are for homeless residents of East Herts. 

The Council publishes details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations on grants awarded and commissioned services from not-for-profit organisations

The Council publishes an organisation chart covering the top levels of the organisation and details including job title and department or team. 

The Council publishes the amount of paid time off for union representatives to carry out trade union duties. This includes the total number of staff who are union representatives and devote at least 50% of their time to union duties. 

The Council publishes a breakdown of income and expenditure on its parking account through an annual parking report

The Council publishes the number of marked out controlled parking spaces within the district through details of car parks

The Council publishes details of the number of employees whose remuneration is at least £50,000 including details of remuneration and job title in its Statement of Accounts

The Council's Constitution can be accessed on Political Structure, Scrutiny and Constitution

The Council publishes the pay multiple in its Pay Policy Statement. This is the ratio between the highest taxable earnings for the given year and the median earnings figure for the whole authority's workforce. 

For details of the Council's existing waste collection contract, please see the Council's contract register.