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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, with the aim of publishing them all on this website by the end of December 2018, at the latest. Some of this data is already available below and we will add to it as other data sets become available. 

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

Use of our open data

We release all data listed on this page for public reuse under the Open Government Licence. 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. 

Council constitution 

See Council Constitution

Council spending over £500 

We publish monthly details of all council expenditure exceeding £500

Council spending on procurement cards 

We publish monthly details of all council expenditure on Government procurement cards


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 or 2017/18, there were no cases of suspected fraud. 

Organisation chart 

We regularly update an organisation chart 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.

Senior salaries and salary count 

We update senior salaries and salary count information annually. 

Social housing assets 

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

Trade union facility time 

We have four members of staff who are union representatives (including health and safety representatives), none of whom spends 50% or more of their time on union duties. We update annually Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations information. 

VCSE grants 

We publish grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations annually.