What is the Transparency Code?

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 (“the code” – link here) came in to effect on 1 April 2015. It is is issued by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in the exercise of powers under section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, and replaces all previous codes issued in relation to authorities in England under those powers.

Beverley Town Council meets the definition of a local authority covered by the requirements of the code. The code requires local authorities in England to publish the following information to ensure local people can see and access data covering; how money is spent, use of assets, decision making and issues important to local people.

How Beverley Town Council Fulfils Transparency Code Obligations

The following information is published on our website or is detailed below:

  1. Monthly Expenditure exceeding £500 – CLICK HERE
  2. Procurement and Tenders (exceeding £5000) – CLICK HERE
  3. Local Authority land – CLICK HERE
  4. Grants to voluntary and community organisations – CLICK HERE
  5. Organisational Chart – CLICK HERE
  6. Senior Salaries/Pay Multiple
    a. No employee of Beverley Town Council salary exceeds £50,000
    b. The pay multiple is 1.82:1 – this pay multiple is the full time equivalent of the part time staff salaries divided by the full time amount of the highest paid member of staff to give a ratio.
  7.  Constitution (Standing Orders Financial Regulations, Scheme of Delegation and Policies, etc.) – CLICK HERE
  8. Waste Contracts
    a. A contract is held with East Riding of Yorkshire Council for weekly collection of commercial and recycling waste in the sum of £757.64 plus VAT.
    b. The Town Council employs a maintenance contractor who has a licence to dispose general/recycling waste at the local household waste disposal sites.


The following are not applicable to the Council and therefore no information is available to be published:

  • Government Procurement Card Transactions
    − Not applicable as the Council has no Government Procurement Card
  • Social Housing Assets
    − Not applicable as the Council does not hold any social housing stock
  • Trade Union Facility Time
    − Not applicable as the Council has no staff members who are union representatives
  • Parking Accounts
    − Not applicable as the Council has no chargeable parking
  • Parking Spaces
    − Not applicable as the Council has no controlled parking spaces
  • Fraud
    − Not applicable as the Council has no staff members undertaking fraud investigation work


Beverley Town Council complies with the requirements of the code by publishing the information on its website.

Hard copies are available from the Town Council office in line with the Council’s Scheme of Publication – CLICK HERE