Open data and transparency
Our non-personal data is open and available for you to access and to use in applications.
Government Open Data Project
Achieving greater transparency of public bodies is a central theme of the Government's programme. To support our commitment to transparency, involvement and innovation we are working towards making all public data (that is not sensitive or personal) freely available to view and download in a variety of formats.
This data includes:
- Business rates (National Non Domestic Rates - NNDR)
- Every month we publish details of Business rates including the accounts in credit, empty business properties, rate relief and rateable value over £25,000. New business rates accounts created within the last month are published every three months.
- Car park income and expenditure
- Current contracts
- Councillors' allowances
- Councillors' attendance
- Election results
- fraud data
- Payments to suppliers over £250
- Purchase orders over £5,000
- planning development
- Public health funerals 2014 - 2019
- tender opportunities - current tenders
- waste contracts over £5000
- Gender pay gap report February 2019
- Organisation chart - March 2019
- Pay policy statement
- Senior staff salaries 2018/19 – Statement of accounts (See Note 28 - Officer's remuneration)
- Senior staff salaries 2018/19 - Additional information including budgets, job roles and responsibilities
- Senior staff salaries 2018/19 - Remuneration summary
- Trade Union facility time 2018/19
- Workforce development data
Every councillor has a locality budget. This is funding that councillors can use to support community groups in their wards. Each councillor has £2,812.50 to spend throughout the year on projects that benefit the community.
The spreadsheet below shows what has currently been spent by each councillor. Councillors are working with communities all the time and the spreadsheets do not reflect agreements that are still to be processed. They also don't reflect any current discussions that councillors may be having with their local communities about other funding options.
- West Suffolk Council Locality Budget Quarter One Spend 2019-2020
Please note: Spend in quarter one has been nil to date due to restrictions placed on councillors during the election process (purdah restrictions). Consideration of locality budget applications resumed in June 2019.