Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency.

Pursuant to his powers in section 2 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980, (the 1980 Act) the Secretary of State has issued the Code as recommended practice as to the publication of types of information by certain authorities concerning the discharge of their functions and the steps which they must take to inform the public of the availability of that information. From 28 September 2011, a new code of recommended practice on data transparency (the Code) applies to parish councils with a gross annual income or expenditure, whichever is the higher, of at least £200,000, all principal authorities and other bodies (as defined) such as police, fire and rescue and National Park authorities in England. This includes publication of expenditure in excess of £500 and this Council will post details of supplier payments on the website each month. For data protection reasons, these exclude any payments made to individuals.