Transparency

Transparency

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

Expenditure exceeding £500

Please be advised that updated figures for 2017-18 will be available shortly.

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 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).

Social housing asset value

East Hampshire District Council does not hold any housing stock.

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.

Staff pay and senior salaries

East Hampshire District Council 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 2016-17

Total number of staff who are trade union representatives 6
Total number of trade union representatives devoting 50% or more of their time to Trade Union Duties 0
Trade unions recognised at East Hampshire District Council UNISON
Total estimated spend on facilities time annually as a percentage of the total pay bill 0.1%.

Further information

The data above 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.