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 www.data.gov.uk 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.
See Council Constitution.
We publish monthly details of all council expenditure exceeding £500.
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.
We regularly update an organisation chart showing the top three levels of the organisation.
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.
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.
We update senior salaries and salary count information annually.
We transferred all housing stock to Eden Housing Association in 1997.
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.
We publish grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations annually.