Transparency code

We have to publish certain information under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

You can re-use this information (excluding any logos) under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Constitution

We share information on our constitution.

Our constitution shows;

  • how we operate,
  • how we make decisions
  • the procedures we follow to make sure our decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people

Fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for investigating benefit fraud.

As part of the National Fraud Initiative, we share information on our investigation of non-benefit fraud such as council tax and non-domestic rates.

We share details of fraud investigations and prosecutions. Our figures show the number of fraud cases we investigated.

In 2018/19 we;

  • employed one Fraud Officer (0.97, full time equvalent)
  • employed two professionally accredited countet fraud specialists.  Our Fraud Officer and our Audit, Insurance  and Fraud Manager are accredited counter fraud specialists
  • spent £50,306.40 on the investigation and prosecution of fraud

Grants

We offer grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations.

We publish information about the grants we have awarded:

To find a grant, look for the Councillor who awarded the grant and then select their entry from the list.

Local Authority Land

We share the details of our land and building assets

Organisation information

We publish our structure chart in April and September.

Our structure chart covers staff in the top three levels of the organisation and includes:

  • job grade
  • job title
  • service, department, and team
  • responsibility
  • if the role is permanent or temporary
  • if the role is full or part-time
  • number of direct reports
  • salary in £5,000 steps including salary ceiling

We share information on the roles and responsibilities of our Corporate Management team.

We share our Budget Book. Our Budget Book has details of the budget for each service area.

We share information about current vacant posts.

We provide details of our gender pay gap.

Parking Account

We share the parking accounts.

The parking accounts provide a breakdown of income and expenditure on our parking service.

Parking Spaces

We provide details of the number of off-street and on street parking spaces.

We provide details of the spaces available in the local authority area and details of any charges that apply for Braintree and Witham car parks.

We share information on the 10p parking scheme.

Pay multiple

The pay multiple is the ratio between the highest-paid taxable earnings and the median earnings figure for our workforce.

For the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 our pay multiple was 5.39 to 1.

Procurement Information

We don’t publish information about:

  • a Government procurement card, as we do not own one,
  • waste collections, as these are dealt with in house.

We share the rest of our information on the Current Tenders and contracts register.

Spending over £250

We publish monthly reports of payments we made to suppliers over £250.

Social housings asset value

We transferred our housing stock to Greenfields Community Housing Association in 2007.

We closed our Housing Revenue Account on 31 March 2012.

Trade Union Facility Time

We publish information on trade union facility time.

 

 

Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,
Braintree,
Essex,
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 552525