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Transparency Code


Bexhill-on-Sea Town Council is subject to the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 as it is a parish/town council with an gross income/expenditure over £200,000.

This means that the town council must publish the following on a quarterly basis:

Expenditure exceeding £500

  • date the expenditure was incurred
  • local authority department which incurred the expenditure
  • beneficiary
  • summary of the purpose of the expenditure
  • amount
  • Value Added Tax that cannot be recovered, and
  • merchant category (eg. computers, software etc)

Procurement information

Local authorities must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000. For each invitation, the following details must be published:

  • reference number
  • title
  • description of the goods and/or services sought
  • start, end and review dates, and
  • local authority department responsible

32. Local authorities must also publish details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. For each contract, the following details must be published:

  • reference number
  • title of agreement
  • local authority department responsible
  • description of the goods and/or services being provided
  • supplier name and details
  • sum to be paid over the length of the contract or the estimated annual spending or budget for the contract
  • Value Added Tax that cannot be recovered
  • start, end and review dates
  • whether or not the contract was the result of an invitation to quote or a published invitation to tender, and
  • whether or not the supplier is a small or medium sized enterprise and/or a voluntary or community sector organisation and where it is, provide the relevant registration number

And the following on an annual basis:

  • local authority land 
  • social housing assets
  • grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations
  • organisation chart
  • trade union facility time 
  • parking account 
  • parking spaces 
  • senior salaries 
  • constitution 
  • pay multiple 
  • fraud