Transparency

Transparency

East Hampshire District Council believes it is important that residents can see how council tax payer’s money is spent.

Further information

The data below is available to reuse under the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

For procurement queries please contact us by email: customerservices@easthants.gov.uk or telephone: 01730 266551.

Expenditure exceeding £500

Every quarter we publish monthly figures for all transactions that we have made with our suppliers that are over £500 (amounts exclude VAT).

This data is available to reuse under the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Council spend in 2018

Council spend in 2017

Council spend in 2016

Fraud

In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 there is a requirement on local authorities to publish the following information with regard to counter fraud work.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015 - Fraud 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers have been used Nil
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud 2 fte
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists 4 fte
Total amount of time spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud 43 days
Total number of fraud cases investigated 1

Grants to voluntary community and social enterprise organisations

We currently report these types of grants alongside all other types of spending in the council spend spreadsheets. We are upgrading our financial reporting system so that grant payments can be disclosed separately – please contact us if you need any further information.

Local authority land

We hold details of all our land and assets, including each property’s name, address, its area in various measurements and the reason why we hold it (commercial, investment, open space or operational).

Parking

Locations and charges of car parks and bays in East Hampshire is available on our parking webpage.

Procurement

We use Capita to help us get the best value for money when we are buying goods and services and securing service contracts.

If you are interested in selling to the council, register on the Capita Partnership Portal. This is where we advertise all of our contracts.

In addition, you will be able to see a wide range of other contracts being advertised by other organisations who work with Capita.

Social housing asset value

East Hampshire District Council does not hold any housing stock.

Staff pay and senior salaries

East Hampshire District Council employs 320 members of staff (correct as of September 2018) and is required to publish annually certain information regarding pay of senior members of staff. The information contained in this section relates to the remuneration (total pay) during 2017-18 and is broken down as follows;

  • The number of employees whose remuneration in 2017-18 was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
  • Details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more identified by name
  • A list of responsibilities held by employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.

The council shares a management team with Havant Borough Council. Posts which are shared with Havant Borough Council are identified. Although the payment of these posts is shared equally between the two councils, for the purposes of senior salary publication, remuneration information is shown against the employing council for the postholder. Responsibilities of the management team can be found under management structure.

The same information relating to senior salaries at Havant Borough Council can be found on their website.

Trade Union facility time

This is paid time off for union representatives to carry out their trade union duties.

Trade union facility time 2017-18

Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives) 7 representatives doing 0.19 FTE hours in total
Total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties 0
Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority UNISON
A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary) £6,043
A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill) 0.06%

Waste contract

East Hampshire District Council works with Winchester City Council to share environmental services across both areas.

The contractor responsible for domestic and recycling waste collection is Biffa Municipal Ltd.

The contract started on 1 October 2011 and will run until 30 September 2019 and was awarded using the EU Procurement Directive.