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:
- Publishing data (general guidance relevant to all requirements of the Code)(PDF)
- Publishing data (general guidance relevant to all requirements of the Code) (ODF)
- Publishing spending and procurement information (PDF)
- Publishing spending and procurement information (ODF)
- Publishing organisation information (PDF)
- Publishing organisation information (ODF)
- Publishing land assets and parking information (PDF)
- Publishing land assets and parking information (ODF)
We are now inviting comments and feedback on this set of draft guidance documents by 7 November 2014.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:
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