Local Government Transparency Code

The local government transparency code has been issued with the intention of placing more power into citizens’ hands and thus increasing democratic accountability. The code makes it a requirement for local authorities to publish a range of information, which is intended to make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services. The code can be viewed in full on the GOV.UK website.

Information to be published quarterly

Expenditure exceeding £500

This information is held on the Payments over £500 page.

Information to be published annually

Local Authority land

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Grants 2020-2021 [xlsx] 11KB
Grants 2019-2020 [xlsx] 12KB
Grants 2018-2019 [pdf] 123KB
Grants 2018-2019 [xlsx] 12KB
Grants 2018-2019 [csv] 2KB
Grants 2017-2018 [pdf] 123KB
Grants 2017-2018 [xlsx] 12KB
Grants 2017-2018 [csv] 2KB
Grants 2016-2017 [pdf] 124KB
Grants 2016-2017 [xlsx] 12KB
Grants 2016-2017 [csv] 2KB
Grants 2015-2016 [pdf] 127KB
Grants 2015-2016 [xlsx] 12KB
Grants 2015-2016 [csv] 3KB
Grants 2014-2015 [pdf] 203KB
Grants 2014-2015 [xlsx] 14KB
Grants 2014-2015 [csv] 4KB

Organisation chart

This information is held on the Our management teams page.

Trade union facility time

Please see Facility Time Reporting for 2022 to 2023

Parking account

The revenue collected through penalty charge notices on the Civil Parking Enforcement account is as follows:-

2014/15 = £412,741
2015/16 = £424,067
2016/17 = £451,950
2017/18 = £419,790
2018/19 = £447,103
2019/20 = £378,080
2020/21 = £283,994 (Final accounts to be audited)

After expenditure, the surplus retained by Arun District Council was:-

2014/15 = £37,651
2015/16 = £43,250
2016/17 = £54,064
2017/18 = £48,750
2018/19 = £76,340
2019/20 = £51,270
2020/21 = £6,735 Less surplus due to a reduction in parking activity in ADC car parks as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Final accounts to be audited)

This surplus has been spent on purchasing new solar powered pay & display machines, resurfacing and other car park improvements within the Arun District.

Arun's parking account can be broken down as seen in the attached documents.

Parking spaces

Information about parking spaces in council-owned car parks is held in the Parking pages.

In addition, there are 998 on street spaces within the Controlled Parking Zone in Bognor Regis. This includes resident, pay and display and shared use bays, but excludes controlled parking spaces with no associated charge (For example the figure exclude limited waiting bays, disabled bays, or bays marked out for specific users). There are no other on street parking schemes within the district.

Senior salaries information

Senior salaries information  is held on our financial information page, i n the annual Statement of Accounts. The detail can be found in the section “Officer’s Remuneration”.

Constitution

This information is held on the constitution page.

Pay multiple

This information is available on the equality and diversity page.

Fraud

Figures are released annually in the Counter Fraud Report:

Counter Fraud Report 2022 to 2023
Counter-Fraud Report 2021­_22 [pdf] 802KB
Counter Fraud Report 2020_21 [pdf] 801KB
Counter Fraud Report 2019_20 [pdf] 566KB
Counter-Fraud Report 2018_19 [pdf] 755KB
Counter-Fraud Report 2017-18 [pdf] 435KB
Counter Fraud Report 2016-17 [pdf] 533KB

Yearly figures

Counter fraud figures 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2016 to 1 April 2017 [HTML]

Social Housing Asset Value

Social Housing Asset Value April 2022 [pdf] 196KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2022.xlsx [xlsx] 18KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2021 [pdf] 18KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2021 [xlsx] 18KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2020 [pdf] 17KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2020 [xlsx] 19KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2019 [pdf] 16KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2019 [xlsx] 17KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2018 [pdf] 17KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2018 [xlsx] 17KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2017 [pdf] 16KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2017 [xlsx] 17KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2016 [pdf] 25KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2016 [xlsx] 18KB

Social Housing Asset Value April 2015 [pdf] 26KB
Social Housing Asset Value April 2015 [xlsx] 17KB

Local Land Charges financial statement

Local Land Charges financial statement

Legislation

The Local Authorities (England) (Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008 government website page.

5. Charges for access to property records

(1) This regulation applies where a local authority grants access to property records to a person (including to another local authority).

(2) The authority may impose a charge on that person for granting such access if it makes or proposes to make an internal recharge (analogous to a charge) for internal transactions.

(3) The charges and recharges made under this regulation must be calculated in accordance with regulations 6 and 7.

6. Calculation of charges for access to property records

(1) This regulation and regulation 7 make provision for the charges and internal recharges made under regulation 5(2) to be no more than the costs to the local authority of granting access to property records.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), each charge or recharge (the “unit charge”) for access to property records made during a financial year must be calculated by—

(a)dividing a reasonable estimate of the likely total costs to the local authority in granting access to property records (and performing internal transactions) during the financial year; by

(b)a reasonable estimate of the number of requests for access to property records likely to be received (from another person or different departments of the authority) over that same financial year.

(3) A local authority must take all reasonable steps to ensure that over the course of any period of three consecutive financial years, the total income (including notional income from internal transactions) from such charges and recharges does not exceed the total costs of granting access to property records.

(4) Where under paragraph (2), a local authority makes an overestimate or underestimate of the unit charge for a financial year, it must take this into account in determining the unit charge for the following financial year.

(5) Each unit charge made during a financial year must be the same amount and must be applied on equal terms, regardless of whether it is made in relation to granting access to property records or internal transactions (although multiple unit charges may be made in respect of multiple requests for access or multiple transactions).

7. Interpretation of costs under Regulation 6(1)

(1) In regulation 6(1), “costs” means any costs to the local authority (including related salary costs and the costs of the creation and maintenance of records) reasonably incurred in connection with complying with a request for access to property records.

(2) In regulation 6(1), “costs” does not include:

(a) such costs as the local authority incurs in granting access to free statutory information; or

(b) such costs to the authority as are directly referable to the maintenance of free statutory information.

8. Charges by local authorities for answering enquiries about a property

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a local authority may charge a person (including another local authority) in respect of answering enquiries from that person about a property.

(2) Any charge made under paragraph (1) may be made at the local authority’s discretion but must have regard to the costs to the local authority of answering enquiries about the property.

9. Transparency in relation to setting of charges 

(1) During each financial year, a local authority must publish a statement setting out- 

(a) the estimates the local authority has made under regulation 6(2) (estimates of total costs and estimates of numbers of requests) in respect of the unit charge for the following financial year; 

(b) the basis for those estimates; and 

(c) the amount of the unit charge it proposes for the following financial year

(2) In respect of every financial year, beginning with that which ends on 31 March 2010, a local authority must publish by 30 June following the end of that financial year, a summary setting out- 

(a) the total costs to the authority in granting access to property records or performing internal transactions; 

(b) the number of requests to which these costs relate; and 

(c) the total income (or notional income) to the authority from charges and recharges made under regulation 5

(3) In respect of every financial year, beginning with that which ends on 31 March 2010, a local authority must publish by 30 June following the end of that financial year, a summary setting out the total income to the authority from charges made under regulation 8 (answering enquiries about a property). 

(4) The information to be published under this regulation must be approved by the person having responsibility for the administration of the financial affairs of the local authority under-

(a) section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972(4); or 

(b) in the case of the Common Council of the City of London, section 6 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(5).

Statement

9.(1.) Estimates for 2024-25

(a)

Estimated total cost for following year: £172,471

Estimated requests for following year:

  • RES LLC1: 1600
  • NONRES LLC1: 170
  •  RES CON29: 1400
  • NONRES CON29: 200
  • Additional Questions: 1200

(b) basis for figures 9.(1)(a)

Estimated Costs:

These costs are based on salary and pensions, as well as central support costs associated with the Local Land Charges budget code. Time recording is carried out on an annual basis to determine where these costs are allocated to each activity, such as search completion and maintaining the Local Land Charges Register.

Estimated requests:

In more settled years we have taken an average of previous search figures to estimate the next year. Due to such an unsettled housing market in recent years an average figure would not be an accurate way of calculating figures for 2024-25. For a better prediction we looked at 2023-24 current market trends and published predictions for the 2024 housing market.

We also considered the loss of LLC1 income on completion of the LLCR migration to HMLR. It is estimated that this migration could take anywhere from 6-12 months. It was therefore predicted that we will lose the LLC1 income in Q4 (January – March 2025).

2023-24 estimated totals made in December 2023
  RES FULL NONRES FULL RES LLC1 Only NONRES LLC1 Only Additional Questions 
2023-24 estimated totals made in December 2023 1365 215 852 17 1257

Below is a breakdown of estimated 2024-25 untis for Q1-4, with loss of LLC1 in Q4:

Breakdown of estimated 2024-25 units for Q1-4, with loss of LLC1 Q4
  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total CON29 Total LLC1
RES FULL inc LLC1 341 341 341 341 1365 1024
NONRES FULL inc LLC1 54 54 54 54 215 162
RES LLC1 only 213 213 213 0 0 639
NONRES LLC1 only 4 4 4 0 0 12

(c) 2024-24 search fees

  • RES LLC1: £25
  • NONRES LLC1: £58
  • RES CON29: £58
  • NONRES CON29: £158
  • Additional Questions: £9

(2.)

(a) Service costs 2023-24

Total cost of expenditure: £116,583 

Total cost of support costs: £70,424

(b) 2023-24 search figure

  • RES LLC1 Only: 882
  • NONRES LLC1 only: 16
  • RES Full Searches: 1322
  • NONRES Full Searches: 201
  • Additional Questions: 1292

(c) Income under Regulation 5 (charges for access to property records – LLC1)

£67,021

(3.) Income under Regulation 8 (answering enquiries about a property – CON29)

£111,478

(4) (a) Section 151 officer approval

Financial services/s.151 officer — Jason Stott, interim financial services manager and deputy S.151 officer

Signature: J.Stott 

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Information to be published once only

Waste contract

Title: Combined Cleansing Services Contract
Description: Combined contract covering waste and recycling collections, street and beach cleaning, clinical waste collections and public toilet cleaning.
Start: 1st February 2017
End: 31st March 2023
Annual Spend: £4,572,937
Route: Published Tender
Managing Department: Cleansing
Supplier: Biffa Municipal Limited
Company reg number: 04321212
Medium sized enterprise

Other councils' information

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