Local Government Transparency

The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency

(Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning & Land Act 1980)

The Local Government Transparency Code came into effect in October 2014, this is a code of recommended practice on data transparency and applies to Parish and Town Councils with a gross income or expenditure in excess of £200,000. The Government wants to increase transparency through publication of open data enabling tax payers to see how local authorities use public money. Paulton Parish Council provides the majority of this information already on the website or the information can be found below:

Expenditure Over £500 

The Parish Council will provide an approved schedule of payments after each meeting of the Parish Council. A council is obliged to publish any expenditure over £500, including supplier and transaction information.

Click below to view the schedule of expenditure over £500.00

Payments over £500 2022 2023 Year to Date

Senior Employees

There is no employee of the Parish Council earning in excess of £50,000

Contracts and Tenders

Details of invitations to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000 or quotations obtained and works approved are detailed here.




Trade Union Facility Time

Total number of staff who are union representitives = 0

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