Central Government has published 'The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency'. This Code requires Town and Parish Councils which have a gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) of at least £200,000 to publish 'Public Data'. Should you wish to read the Code, it can be accessed by clicking here.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a Model Scheme of Publication and this document can be accessed by clicking here.
The Government has implemented this Code of Practice for local authorities to provide greater transparency of public bodies, which is at the heart of their mandate to enable greater democratic accountability over how council tax and public money is spent. However, Public Data does not include personal information as this would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998. Information that is required to be published can be found on the relevant website page. There is no information for the council to publish as follows:
- Cullompton Town Council maintains no waste management contracts.
- Cullompton Town Council maintains no agency agreements.
- Cullompton Town Council maintains no Social Housing assets.