Data Transparency

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

The following information is required to be published by Bishop Auckland Town Council.

Transparency and Accountability

Bishop Auckland Town Council is committed to being open and transparent about how we work, how our decisions are made and what services we provide.

Information Available for Re-use

The data on this page is available for you to re-use as you like, including for commercial and research activities.  Where possible and relevant, we have made this data available in both a ‘human-readable’ (such as PDF) and open, ‘machine-readable’ format that is not dependent on any specific software (such as CSV).

Spending and Procurement

Payments Over £500

The reports list payments of £500 or over (exclusive of VAT) made to suppliers.  They are prepared and published 30 days after the end of each quarter and we hold the last 3 years on our website.

Government Procurement Card Transactions

We do not use a government procurement card as defined by the code.

Invitations to Tender

This report will include details of every invitation to tender or supply goods over the value of £5,000.  This information will be updated on a quarterly basis.

  • 2019/20, None
  • 2018/19, None
  • 2017/18, None
  • 2016/17, None
  • 2015/16, None
Contracts Register

The register lists all contracts, commissioned activity, purchase orders, framework agreements and other legally enforceable agreements, including waste collection contracts, that exceed £5,000.  It is updated quarterly.

  • 2019/20, None
  • 2018/19, None
  • 2017/18, None
  • 2016/17, None
  • 2015/16, None
Grants to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises

This register includes grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.  Information will be updated annually.

Organisational Information

Please view Bishop Auckland Town Council’s Organisational Structure below:

Trade Union Facility Time

There are currently no union representatives.  This information will be updated annually.

Senior Staff Salaries

There are no employees with remuneration over £50,000.

Pay Policy and Pay Multiple

The pay multiple is the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole of our workforce.
Pay multiple for the financial year ending 31st March 2019 is 1.29

Land Assets and Parking Information

Council Land Register

The register contains details of all land and building assets. It is updated on an annual basis.

Civil Parking Enforcement

Bishop Auckland Town Council is not responsible for this function.


Counter Fraud Information

There are no employees of Bishop Auckland Town Council that fall within this category.


Constitution of the Council

Our Constitution sets out how we operate, how decisions are made and the rules and procedures we follow to ensure our work is efficient and transparent and that we are accountable to local people.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Publishing this information meets the requirements of the local government transparency code 2015.

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