Hartlepool Borough Council

Local Government Transparency Code

Local Government Transparency Code 2014

In October 2014 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government issued the "Local Government Transparency Code 2014" and the "Local Government Transparency Code 2014 Frequently Asked Questions". The code sets out the minimum data and information that all Local Authorities must publish, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published. The full documents can be accessed via the Gov.uk website.

The following tables set out links to the mandatory data and information that the Council is required to publish quarterly, annually and only once. As this is a new requirement not all of the information is currently available. This page will be updated in line with the statutory deadlines.

All of the information provided can be used and re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence, published by the National Archive - please familiarise yourself with the terms of the licence before re-using any of the data.

Information which must be published quarterly:



Expenditure over £500 - each individual item of expenditure above £500 (individual invoices, grant payments, expense payments, payments for goods & services, grants, grant in aid, rent, credit notes over £500 and transactions from other public bodies).

Expenditure exceeding £500

Government Procurement Card Transactions - for every transaction on a Government Procurement Card.

N/A - Hartlepool Borough Council does not use a Government Procurement Card

Procurement Information - All invitations to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000 (net amount excluding recoverable VAT)

All contracts, comissioned activity purchase order, framework agreement etc with a value exceeding £5,000 (net excluding recoverable VAT).

Contract Register


Contracts & Tenders 

 Information which must be published annually: 



Local Authority Land - details on all land and building assets.

Local Authority Land

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

Being prepared for statutory deadline

Organisation chart - covering each member of staff in the top three levels of the organisation.

Management Structure

Trade Union facility time - details on union representatives including total number, total number who spend at least 50% of time on union duties, basic estimate of spending on unions and names of trade unions represented in the Local Authority.

Trade Union facility time

Parking Account - income and expenditure on the authority's parking account including details of revenue collected from on-street parking, off-street parking and Penalty Charge Notices. Detail of how the authority has spent a surplus on its parking account.

Being prepared for statutory deadline

Parking spaces - Number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces or an estimate of the number of spaces where controlled parking space is not marked out in individual parking bays or spaces

Being prepared for statutory deadline

Senior salaries - detail of number of employees whose remuneration was at least £50k in brackets of £5k, details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50k and employees whose salaries are £150k or more, identified by name.

In addition the Council is required to provide:

· a list of responsibilities (e.g. the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff)

· details of bonuses and 'benefits-in-kind' for all senior employees whose salary exceeds £50k

Senior salaries

List of responsibilities:

Chief Executives

Child & Adult Services

Regeneration & Neighbourhoods

Public Health

Hartlepool Borough Council has no employees who receive bonuses or 'benefits-in-kind'.

Constitution - the constitution of the Council


The pay multiple - defined as the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority's workforce.

Pay multiple

Fraud - details of counter fraud work and associated staffing.

Being prepared for statutory deadline

Information which must be published once only:



Waste Contracts - details of existing waste collection contracts. This is set out in the contract register under contract 154.

Contract Register

All of the information included in the Inventory of Data can be used and re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence, published by the National Archive - please familiarise yourself with the terms of the licence before re-using any of the data.

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