We believe in being open and transparent in all areas of our work. In line with the Local Government Transparency Code the following information is being provided and will be updated on a regular basis. General information about the Authority can be found in the publication scheme.
All the information included can be used and re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
All expenditure items over £250 can be found on the right. Data is provided on a monthly basis for the current and previous two financial years.
During 2015/16 the Authority paid 98% of undisputed invoices within 30 days; no late payment fees were paid during the year.
The Authority does not have any employees whose singular role is to undertake investigations and prosecutions of fraud. However the Authority does take fraud very seriously and has strong governance arrangements in place to counter fraud of any kind; in this regard, any such investigations would be led by either the Monitoring Officer or our Internal Audit team (the latter being provided through New Forest District Council). There were no such cases in 2015/16.
All current opportunities to provide goods/services to us are published, with details of opportunities to quote (£10-25,000) and all formal tenders.
View details of all our existing contracts, framework agreements and purchase orders; each list includes all items over £5,000.
Land and Buildings
View details of all our land and buildings assets held
The pay multiple, as at 1st April 2016, for the Authority is 3.31. As defined by the Transparency Code, this is the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the Authority's workforce.
The number of Authority staff who are Union Representatives is 1 (0.68 FTE). None of these representatives devote more than 50% of their time to Union duties. The staffing cost of these Union duties equates to around £430 per year (0.02% of the total staffing costs). The only Trade Union represented in the Authority is Unison.