Open data

Open Data is information held by the Government and local councils which is freely available for use and reuse by the public.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015, published on GOV.UK, sets out the minimum data that we need to publish and how often we should publish the data. We are fully committed to open data and to fulfilling our duties to publish our data under the Code.

We are currently developing the data sets required by the Code. Some of this data is already available below and we will add to it as other data sets become available.

The website provides details on open data, and you can search for data published by central government, local authorities and public bodies.

Use of our open data

Under the Open Government Licence, we release all data listed on this page for public reuse. This licence allows you to use the data for any purpose you wish, so long as you credit the source to Eden District Council. If you use any of these data sets to create web applications, please let us know and we will list them here.

Business rates

Details of businesses and charities liable for Business Rates, updated quarterly.

Council spending over £500

Details of all council expenditure exceeding £500 - we publish this information monthly.

Council spending on procurement cards

Details of all council expenditure on Government procurement cards - we publish this information monthly.


Counter fraud investigation falls under the remit of the Senior Auditor. As we previously transferred our housing stock, we have not used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014 or similar. In the years 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/20, there were no cases of suspected fraud.

Parking accounts and controlled parking spaces

Income and expenditure on our parking account shows the annual breakdown and the number of controlled off-street parking spaces. Cumbria County Council manages on-street parking.

Publication of tender opportunities

North West Supplier Portal (The Chest) website is where we advertise tender opportunities for goods and services.

Social housing assets

We transferred all housing stock to Eden Housing Association in 1997.

VCSE grants

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations - we update this information annually.

Last updated: Monday, 3 April, 2023.