Transparency code for smaller authorities

This Code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.

Information which should be published.
Smaller authorities should publish:

  • All items of expenditure above £100
  • End of year accounts
  • Annual governance statement
  • Internal audit report
  • List of councillor or member responsibilities
  • The details of public land and building assets
  • Minutes, agendas and meeting papers of formal meetings