We are now publishing several sets of 'open data'.
Greater transparency of public bodies is at the heart of enabling the public to hold politicians and public bodies to account.
Where public money is involved there is a fundamental public interest in being able to see how it is being spent.
The sections listed below hold various sets of data that you can download and/or view.
Using our data
All data on this site is subject to the Open Government Data Licence, details of which can be found at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence.
Spending / Invoices over £500
We are now publishing details of items that we spend over £500 to improve openness and transparency in public spending.
We aim to publish data monthly.
The data is taken directly from the Council's financial management system, and is presented in a raw 'CSV' format. You can open this file type using various software packages including Microsoft Excel. This format therefore allows the data to be interrogated easily.
The reports show several items of information for each entry.
The information contained for each entry (along with the 'key') is shown below:
|Field name within file||Field description|
|Service_Area_Categorisation||Service to which the spend has been allocated|
|Service_Division_Categorisation||General service area to which this service fits within the Council's provision|
|The management area responsible for that service|
|Expenses_Type||General expenditure type|
|Detailed_Expenses_Type||Type of expenditure that this spend has been allocated to.|
|Expense_Code||Code used by the Council to depict the Expenditure type|
|Narrative||A description of spend|
|Date||Date of payment|
|Transaction_Number||Reference used by the Council to identify this spend|
|SumOfAmount_Inc_VAT||Amount allocated to that service and expenditure type including VAT|
|SumOfAmount_Exc_VAT||Amount allocated to that service and expenditure type excluding VAT|
|Capital_Revenue||Reference as to whether the spend is on the Revenue Account, Balance Sheet or a Capital Scheme|
|Supplier_Name||Name of the supplier who the Council procured the goods / service from|
|Supplier_ID||Reference within the Financial Management System for the Supplier|
|Contract_ID||Link to any current contracts (currently N/A)|
There are some items of expenditure that are excluded from the reports. These are:
- Payments of less than £500
- Banking investments
- Payroll Information
- Severance Payments
- Settlement and Compensation Payments
Where a payment is to an individual or a sole trader, the name of the individual has been removed as this information is protected under the Data Protection Act 1998. Approval for publication of their names has been sought and may be released at a later date should they agree.
Where payments under £500 appear in a report, this will be either because once the VAT element is included the total is more than £500, or because an invoice for more than £500 has been broken down across different areas of expenditure.
This data is freely re-usable under the same terms as data.gov.uk recommend.
The 'CSV' format uses a standard column width and not all entries may be completely visible. To view all the data, you will need to expand the columns. You can do this by selecting all the cells in the file (the grey box beside column A and above row 1), and then clicking on Format > Column > AutoFitSelection.
Any requests for more details about these items will be dealt with under freedom of information requests.
Using our data
All data on this site is subject to the Open Government Data Licence, details of which can be found athttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence
Senior Officer Salary Disclosure
Publication of remuneration details for senior management
As part of the 'open data' agenda Cannock Chase Council is now publishing certain data sets online.
One of these sets of information comprises the job titles and salaries of senior officers.
Senior managers' salaries are expressed in terms of £5,000 bands (as per the Information Commissioner's Office guidance on this matter), The chief executive and directors' salaries are disclosed as exact figures.
|Post||Range/Fixed Salary (£)||Essential Car User Allowance|
|From 1st April 2020|
|Head of Financial Management/Deputy Managing Director||60561.88||68033.86||963|
|Head of Governance & Corporate Services||60561.88||68033.86||963|
|Head of Environment and Healthy Lifestyles||60561.88||68033.86||963|
|Head of Housing and Partnerships||60561.88||68033.86||963|
|Head of Economic Prosperity||60561.88||68033.86||963|
Organisation Structure and Pay
An organisational chart of the staff structure of the local authority
Pay Policy - Details of pay and salary within the Council.
Location of Public Land and Buildings
An interactive map of the district is available to view.
It includes various 'layers' including public buildings and land.
Access interactive mapping here (New system currently under construction)
To view land and buildings
1. Click the link above
2. From the drop down menu top right, select 'public services'
3. Select 'Layers' tab on bottom right menu
4. Click the arrow next to 'public services'
5. Select 'Council Land' and 'Sold' check boxes.
You can then zoom into the map to view information.
The Council's Financial Position
Land and Property Assetts
For a copy of the Council's land and and property assets at this point please contact Property services on 01543 464447
Details of our existing waste collection contract is shown below.
Reference No. s-pla-078
Title of Agreement: Kerbside Recycling Contract
Local Authority Department Responsible: Housing & Waste
Description of Service: Kerbside Collection of Dry Recycling
Supplier Name: Biffa Municipal Waste Services
Sum: £660,000 p.a.
Start & End Dates: 1st April 2005 - 31st March 2010
Extension Option: 1st April 2010 - 31st March 2015
Contract Result of: Invitation to Tender
VEAT Extension: 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2016
VEAT Reference No: 2014/S 190-335615 - 2014/S 157-283376
Trade Union Facility Time
Trade Union Facility Time April 19-Mar 20
Cannock Chase District Council
(Published September 2020)
What is Trade Union Facility Time?
Facility time is when an employee takes time off from their normal role to carry out their duties and activities as a trade union representative.
Under the Trade Union Facility Time Publication Requirements Regulations 2017 public sector employers must report and publish information on facility time for those employees who are trade union representatives.
Trade Union Facility Time is split into two categories;
Trade Union Duties (paid) and Trade Union Activities (either paid or unpaid). Trade Union representatives are entitled to reasonable paid time off to carry out trade union duties. They are not entitled to paid time off for trade union activities but an employer can choose to pay for this time.
Some examples of Trade Union Duties
• Duties connected with collective bargaining – for example, on terms and conditions of employment, redundancy, allocation of work
• Taking part in a negotiation or consultation process – including meeting and corresponding with managers, and informing union members of progress and outcomes
• Attending a disciplinary or grievance hearing, with trade unions, including allowing reasonable time to prepare
• Attending training for the trade union representative role
Some examples of Trade Union Activities
• Discussing internal union matters dealing with internal administration of the union – for example, answering union correspondence meetings other than as part of the negotiating or consultation process
Trade Union Representatives
The Council recognises two Trade Unions for the purposes of Collective Bargaining.
In total there are 9 recognised Trade Union Representatives within the Council.
These Representatives spent no more than 50% of their total working hours on Facility Time between April 2019 and March 2020.
Facility Time costs
The Council’s gross pay bill for 2019-20 was £10,542,833.00
The total cost of Trade Union Facility Time during this period was £6,758.54
This equates to 0.064% of the total salary bill being spent on Trade Union Facility Time
Paid Trade Union Activities and Duties
Union Representatives spent a total of 4814 hours on paid Facility Time during 2019-20
Of this time 227 hours (47.19%) was spent on Trade Union Duties and 254 hours (52.81%) of time
was spent on Trade Union Activities.
Assets of Community Value
Part 5, Chapter 3, of the Localism Act 2011 ('the Act'), and the Assets of Community Value ( England ) Regulations 2012 ('the 2012 Regulations') together deliver the 'Community Right to Bid' scheme.
This scheme gives communities the opportunity to:
- Identify assets of community value;
- Have the assets registered with the District Council, and;
- When the assets are put up for sale, allow communities more time to raise finance and prepared bids for the assets
The Register of Assets of Community Value can be found on this website at: https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/council/your-community/assets-community-value
Gender Pay Gap
Public Contracts Legislation - Payments
Under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulation 113) Cannock Chase District Council is required to publish performance data at the end of each financial year starting with 2015/16.
The data demonstrates the Council’s performance on paying invoices within 30 days to first tier suppliers/ prime contractors over the previous 12 months.
The statistics include:
- Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days.
- The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment.
Additionally, it is a requirement to publish the total amount of interest that the Council was liable to pay i.e. whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise, due to breach of the Regulations. This figure must be published annually in relation to the previous 12 month period at the end of March 2017.
In order to comply with the legislation, the table below shows the performance of Cannock Chase District Council.
|Financial Year||Proportion of invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113||The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to breach of the requirement in regulation 113||The amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay i.e. Whether paid or not paid whether statutory or otherwise due to a breach of the Regulations|
Last Updated: 16/10/2020