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.  The Code requires some information to be  published on a quarterly basis and the remainder of the information to be published annually.  

Information that must be published at least Quarterly
Information that must be published at least Annually 
Information that must be published once only
Open Data
Further Useful Information



Information that must be published at least Quarterly

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Information that must be published at least Annually 

  • Council Constitution - The Council’s Constitution sets out how the Council operates and how it makes decisions
  • Organisation Chart (DOCX, 74KB)- A chart showing the top three levels of the Council's organisation.  
  • Senior Salary Information (CSV, 4KB) - 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 emplyees whose salary is at least £50,000
    • responsiblities 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.
  • Pay Multiple - this is the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff 
  • Trade Union Facility Time (DOCX, 15KB) - information about trade unions represented in Milton Keynes Coucil including the number of union representatives and spending on unions
  • Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (XLSX, 37KB)
  • Parking spaces – There are a total of 24,038 council managed 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 spaces across Central Milton Keynes can be found here (CSV, 2KB) along with a map (PDF, 3.3MB)showing the location of spaces.
  • Parking Account - a breakdown of income and expenditure on the parking account and how any surplus is spent.  Details of the parking account for 2015/16 are contained in Annex A and Annex B to the Delegated Decision report considered on 21 June 2016.  The 2016/17 data will be available in June in Delegated Decision papers for the 27th.
  • Fraud - Information about counter fraud work (CSV, 688B) 
  • Land Assets (CSV, 330KB) - details of all land and building assets
  • Social Housing Asset Information (CSV, 16KB) - 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.

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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 & Cleansing Services Contract

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Open Data

You are allowed to download and reuse this information in line with the conditions laid out in the Open Government Licence.

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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. 

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Last Updated: 16 November 2017