The Department for Communities and Local Government published a revised Local Government Transparency Code (the Code) on 3 October 2014. Local authorities are now required to publish open data as specified in the Code.

The Local Authorities (Data Transparency) Code 2014 is published, alongside a frequently asked questions document.

The Code requires local authorities in England to publish information related to the following themes: 

  • expenditure over £500
  • government procurement card transactions
  • contract and tender information
  • grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
  • organisation chart
  • senior salaries
  • the pay multiple
  • trade union facility time
  • local authority land and building assets
  • parking accounts and  parking spaces
  • the constitution

The Local Government Association has produced a revised set of draft revised practical guidance documents (October 2014) to support local authorities in understanding and implementing the Transparency Code 2014 and to help them publish the data in a meaningful and consistent way.  

The guidance has been divided into four documents:

We are now inviting comments and feedback on this set of draft guidance documents by 7 November 2014.

Please see the consultation document for the full list of consultation questions below:

consultation document (PDF)
consultation document (ODF)

You may provide feedback either through an online questionnaire or by e-mail to

For further information, please email: