Transparency

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 Transparency Code 2015)

The Transparency Code 2015, published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, requires that all Local Authorities publish certain information on a regular basis to increase transparency and drive accountability.

Information that must be published at least quarterly

  • Individual items of expenditure that exceed £500 - this is updated on a quarterly basis.
    Details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and /or services with a value that exceeds £5,000.  This is available via the council e-tendering portal called ProContract.
     
  • Details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. These can be found on the council contracts register.  To view only MKC contracts, please enter Milton Keynes Council in the contracts field.

Information that must be published at least annually 

The Council’s Constitution

  • Council constitution - The Council’s Constitution sets out how the council operates and how it makes decisions. A copy of the constitution is available on the link above.

Organisation chart

The organisation chart reflects the Council's Senior Management structure as at December 2021. Also provided is the MK Council Senior Management Chart accurate as at June 2022.

These charts are in line with the senior management salary information.

Senior salary information

Senior Salary Information (CSV file). The XLSX file can be downloaded at this link. The following information as required by the code:

  • the number of employees whose remuneration in that year was at least £50,000
  • details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • responsibilities of senior employees whose salary exceeds £50,000 (for example services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff).  This information can be found within the role profiles. Please note that these roles will evolve over time and that job titles on the senior salary list may slightly differ from the Role Profile.

2021 to 2022 Pay Multiple

This is the relationship between the remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff.

Details of the Pay Multiple can be viewed here.

Trade Union Facility Time

Information about trade unions represented in Milton Keynes Council including the number of union representatives and spending on unions under the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.

Trade Union Facility Time document can be viewed on this link.

Grants

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

Available to download in PDF, CSV and XLSX formats.

 

Parking spaces

There are a total of 24,038 publicly available parking spaces across Milton Keynes; 21,684 in Central Milton Keynes (on street, council owned and open to the public) and 2,351 in the wider borough (off street, owned and open to the public.)  A further breakdown of parking spaces across Central Milton Keynes along with a map of parking spaces showing the location of spaces. Please note, figures for 20/21 data do not include the new 700 space car park as it is not yet open to the public.

Parking account

A breakdown of income and expenditure on the parking account and how any surplus is spent. Details of the parking account for 2020/21 are contained in the Delegated Decision report considered on 23 November 2021.

The 2020/21 data will be available in the Delegated Decision papers. This date will be confirmed closer to the time.

  • Fraud - Information about counter fraud work.
     
  • Land Assets - Details of all land and building assets.
     
  • Social Housing Asset Information - Details of the value of social housing stock that is held in the Housing Revenue Account.  The difference between the Existing Use Value – Social Housing of homes within the Housing Revenue Account and their market value is an adjustment to reflect the fact that the property is used as social housing, calculated using a factor provided by the Department for Communities & Local Government.  The publication of this information is not intended to suggest that tenancies should end to realise the market value of properties.

Information that must be published once only

In addition to these regularly published datasets the code requires local authorities to publish details of their current waste management contract: household refuse collection and cleansing services contract.

Open data

You are allowed to download and reuse this information in line with the conditions laid out in the open government licence.

Further useful information

The council also publishes other information which may be useful. 

  • Food hygiene report: The aim of the "Scores on the Doors" scheme is to promote food safety and empower consumer choice, making information available to the public that they have a right to under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Food businesses are awarded a star rating based on the food hygiene standards identified at the time of the food hygiene inspection - the results are then made available for potential customers to view.
     

  • Planning applications: The Public Access for planning system allows you to view planning applications, decision notices, appeals and associated documents online.
     
  • Licensing register: We are required to maintain a register of all applications received, and licenses issued, under the Licensing Act 2003, relating to Alcohol and other activities such as entertainment and late night food traders.

You can now search and view our on-line register of applications made and licenses issued under the Licensing Act 2003, for Premises Licenses, Personal Licenses and Temporary Event Notices (TENs).

  • Councillors and committees: Find out about the various committees and individuals who represent you on your local council. Find out who sits on which committees, any decisions or declarations they have made, examine agendas and minutes of any meeting and find out how to contact any member of your local council.
     
  • Councillor allowances: The Scheme of Councillors' Allowances for the current year and Councillors' expenses for previous years.
     
  • Job vacancies: Current vacancies in Milton Keynes Council.
     
  • Budget information: The budget book, setting out the council's planned use of its finances for the coming year.
     
  • Housing performance: The Housing and Communities Agency is the Regulator for social housing landlords. It has implemented a regulatory framework based on co-regulation between social housing landlords and tenants. This includes national standards to monitor the performance of landlords. All Social landlords have to agree their own local standards with their tenants and report how they are doing against these.
     
  • Gender pay gap: Gender pay gap reports are available through the link.

More information on the Council's approach to pay can be found on this page.

 

General enquiries contact information

  • 01908 691691 - 9am-5.15pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and 10am-5.15pm Wed (Out of hours emergency phone: 01908 226699)

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ