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 constitution

See the Council Constitution.

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.

Organisation chart

Our organisation chart is regularly updated, showing the top three levels of the organisation.

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.

Pay multiple

The pay multiple is the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings for the given year and the median earnings figure of the whole authority's workforce. We update this annually.

Publication of tender opportunities

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

Senior salaries and salary count

Senior salaries and salary count - we publish this information annually.

Social housing assets

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

Trade union facility time

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations - we update this information annually. We have one member of staff who is a union representative (including health and safety representatives), they do not spend 50% or more of their time on union duties.

VCSE grants

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

Last updated: Monday, 15 August, 2022.