Local transparency

Doncaster Council believes transparency is a key condition in the drive for the delivery of council services. As a public funded organisation, we have a duty to the local residents we serve to be transparent in our operations. The publication of open data sets is part of our commitment to meet those objectives.

In some cases we need to respect information that could be seen as sensitive due to the Data Protection Act, for example where data relates to the protection of vulnerable adults and children or is not permissible by law.

In most cases the information represents a snapshot at the financial year end. The information will be reconciled to the Statement of Accounts once they are completed.

Important note about CSV files

The information is published in CSV format where possible so that it can be easily read in a variety of applications. The CSV format uses a standard column width and not all entries may be completely visible so to view all the data, you will need to expand the columns.

The following data sets can be found on the appropriate pages:

Organisational and Human Resources information

We are required to publish various data regarding the authority’s management structure and employees which can be found on the page below.

The organisation chart provides a snapshot of the Council’s position as at 31st March, 2015. The senior salaries report details those officers in post at the Council during the 2014/15 financial year.

Payments to suppliers

For information on expenditure over £250, government procedure card transactions and supplier payment performance, please visit the local transparency - payments to suppliers page.

Procurement Information

Details of all procurement exercises are advertised via ProContract, a web-based procurement portal.  Please refer to the link below for further information:-

Contracts Register

A list of current contracts can be found on the link below:-

Waste contracts

Waste contracts will be published in the contracts register but we have also published details of the Council’s waste contracts separately for ease of access.

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

The report contains details of grants paid in 2016-17 and budgets for grants which are intended to be paid in 2017-18.  Where there are no figures in 2017-18 the grant has either ceased or has been replaced by a contract.

Grants to 3rd Sector 2016-17
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Local authority land

Details of land and building assets owned by the council. Please note that the UPRN numbers have been truncated when the report has been converted to a csv file. The UPRN numbers are 11 digits but those beginning with a zero have been truncated to a 10 digit number when converted to a CSV file. The Excel file should show the reference numbers in full. You will therefore have to add a zero to the beginning of any 10 digit UPRN's when manipulating the data.

Land and Buildings Assets
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Parking

Details on parking spaces provided and a breakdown of income and expenditure on the authority’s parking account.

Social Housing Asset Values

Details of the value of social housing stock that is held in the Housing Revenue Account as at 1st April, 2016. The information is published at postal sector level using both Existing Use Value for Social Housing (EUV-SH) and market value. The market value represents the vacant possession value of the property. The market value is adjusted by a regional factor, in this case for Yorkshire and the Humber, to arrive at the EUV-SH value which reflects that sitting tenants enjoy rents lower than the open market rents and tenants' rights including Right to Buy. The difference indicates the economic cost to government of providing council housing at less than open market rents.

The figures are provisional figures and will be reconciled back to the statement of accounts once completed.

Social Housing Assets Data
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Fraud

Most of the information required to be published under the transparency code can be found in the Annual Fraud Report.

Annual Fraud Report 2014/15
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Other Audit / Fraud statistics can also be found in the document below.

Audit Statistics (pdf format)
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 The Constitution

Doncaster Council has an agreed Constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Some of these processes are required by law, whilst others are chosen by the Council.

Schools Agency and Cover spend

Details of maintained school spend on staff cover and agency spend are shown on the following reports:-

Schools Agency and cover spend 16-17
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Schools Agency and cover spend 15-16
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Terms and conditions

You may use and re-use the information featured on these local transparency pages (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License v3.0.

For further information, please refer to the relevant Local Transparency contacts on the link below:

 

Local Transparency Contacts

 

 

Last updated: 04 October 2017 11:34:03