Transparency Code

Transparency Code 2015

A new Local Government Transparency Code 2015 has been issued by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

This Code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. Transparency is the foundation of local accountability and the key that gives people the tools and information they need to enable them to play a bigger role in society. The availability of data can also open new markets for local business, the voluntary and community sectors and social enterprises to run services or manage public assets.

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The code requires the publication of certain information by 1 July each year. Please see below or follow the relevant links


Exercise of Public Rights 21/22

Certificate of Exemption 2022

AGAR Part 1&2 21/22

FPC Internal Audit Report 21/22

FPC Expenditure over £100 21/22

Explanation of Variances 21/22

Explanation of Variances Reserve 22/22


Exercise of public rights 2020.21 exempt-authorities

Exemption Certificate 2020-21

Section 1 and 2 AGAR

Internal Audit Report 2020-21

Explanation of variances FPC 2021

Explanation of variances Reserves FPC 2021

Expenditure over £100 2020-21


Exemption Certificate 2019 -20

Annual Return 2019-20

Explanation of Variances 2019-20

Internal Report 19-20

Financial Statement 19-20

Expenditure over £100 19-20

For details of Councillor responsibilities please visit the Member page



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