Overview of the transparency code for smaller authorities
Transparency Code
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transparency code for smaller authorities

(Mandatory since April 2015)

What Is The Code?

Since April 2015 the transparency code for smaller authorities became mandatory. This code was created in order to meet the government’s stated aim to increase democratic accountability.

How Do Smaller Authorities Comply?

The code requires specific information to be available on a free to access public facing website. This includes:

  • All items of expenditure above £100
  • An annual governance statement
  • End of year accounts (yearly)
  • Internal audit report (yearly)
  • A list of councillors or members responsibilities (yearly)
  • Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings (minutes to be published within a month of the meeting and agendas no later than 3 days prior to the meeting date)
  • The details of public land and building assets (yearly)

You can view a full version of the code using this link, but there are some key points to note

  • Basing your site on this framework will ensure you can meet the code
  • You need to comply if you are one of the following types of authority and have a turnover of less £25,000
    • Charter Trustees
    • Internal Drainage Boards
    • Parish Councils
    • Port Health Authorities

Latest Parish News

Launch of Virtual Tour Feature

United Kingdom

14

May 2021
Launch of Virtual Tour Feature

We are pleased to release to production our Virtual Tour widget. This allows anyone to create a map of key locations around your Town, Parish, Ward etc. End User can then click on the pins and undertake a virtual tour. 

It uses Google Street view to provide the interactive map and you create spots by simply providing a Lat & Lon along with which direction to look in.

A great way to show off what's important to you locally and what will be of interest.

Updated Vertical Navigation Option Available

United Kingdom

31

March 2021
Updated Vertical Navigation Option Available

We are pleased to launch an additional option for the council framework. This is an update on the previous vertical navigation and support focus's on the best use of any screen size a user is accessing the site whilst ensuing clear and simple navigation.

Available as a update to existing users and by default on all new sites deployed after 31st March 2021.