Welcome to our transparency pages where you can find out how the
council spends your money.
The following is an extract taken from a letter from Prime
Minister David Cameron to Government departments on plans to open
up Government data.
"Greater transparency across Government is at the heart of
our shared commitment to enable the public to hold politicians and
public bodies to account; to reduce the deficit and deliver better
value for money in public spending; and to realise significant
economic benefits by enabling businesses and non-profit
organisations to build innovative applications and websites using
public data." (May 2010)
All councils will provide this data in line with the new
programme for government requirements for councils to become more
accountable and transparent. As a public funded organisation, the
council has a duty to the residents that it serves to be
transparent in its business operations and outcomes.
Budgets and Allocation of Funds
For details of how the Council set Budgets and allocate funds
see the FOI - Finance, facts and figures page
(includes the annual Statement of Accounts).
Payment to Suppliers
At Sefton Council we are committed to making our finances clear,
so that everyone can see exactly how we are spending money. As part
of our commitment to providing financial transparency, the Council
will publish regular reports on items of spend over £500.
Our objective is to obtain best value for the procurement of
supplies and services for the Council. We aim to operate fair and
open competition by following transparent and auditable procedures
in all tendering and contracting activity.
The attached monthly reports list the individual payments to
suppliers with a value over £500.
The reports include:
- all individual items we purchase
- payments made to contractors carrying out work on our
- other spend incurred in carrying out our business
The data is taken from the Council’s Finance System,
- The total amount
- Supplier name
- The service area that the expenditure is linked to
- The type of expense
The reports exclude where there is any specific sensitive
- payments made to staff
- sensitive personal information, such as social service payments
made to adult and foster carers and benefit payments
- any payments which may reveal personal details about an
2013/14 Data Files
2012/13 Data Files
2011/12 Data Files
2010/11 Data files
Each month the Council will publish new files detailing the
previous months financial information.
The data has been prepared according to the latest
guidance (external link) and is
available free to download and re-use under the Terms and
Conditions of the Open Government Licence.
If you have a query about the data published, please use the
contact us online
Councillors allowances and expenses
The End of Year Statement shows only the
payments that have been paid by Sefton Council during 2012/13.
Please see the attached documents for the redacted version of
the arvato contract for ICT and Financial services.
Publication of Senior Salary Information
Under the section on Government Transparency,
the Coalition Agreement pledges: “We will require public bodies
to publish online the job titles of every member of staff and the
salaries and expenses of senior officials paid more than the lowest
salary permissible in Pay Band 1 of the Senior Civil Service pay
scale, and organograms that include all positions in those
In line with this commitment, Sefton is
expected to publish data on senior management salaries by
31st January 2011. The information published
- individual data on Strategic Leadership Team including
name, job title, salary and areas of responsibility.
- individual data on all employees earnings between £55,000 and
£150,000 by job title only.
- banded data on all other employees earning over £55,000.
- the extent of the organisation’s establishment.
Published data on
senior management salaries 29kb as at July
New Council structure
chart June 2013 77kb
Localism Act 2011
Last Updated on 11/28/2013