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
Counter Fraud Report 2015-16 [pdf] 537KB
Counter Fraud Report 2014-15 [pdf] 3MB

Yearly figures

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]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2015 to 1 April 2016 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 April 2014 to 1 April 2015 [HTML]
Counter fraud figures 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 [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 statements

Legislation

The Local Authorities (England) (Charges for Property Searches) Regulations 2008 (legislation.gov.uk)

Transparency in relation to setting of charges:
9.
(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 31st March 2010, a local authority must publish by 30th 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 31st March 2010, a local authority must publish by 30th 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)
.

Accordion end

Search figures for 2022-23 used to estimate figures for 2023-24 with a predicted 20% drop in the housing market:

Search figures for 2022-23 used to estimate figures for 2023-24 with a predicted 20% drop in the housing market

Year

Full searches

LLC1 only

Additional Questions

2022-23

(projected figures calculated February 2023)

1988

676

1258

20% decrease expected for 2023-24

1591

540

1006

% Split for Residential (RES) and Non-residential (NONRES) searches:

% Split for Residential (RES) and Non-residential (NONRES) searches

-

Full searches

LLC1 only

Total LLC1

RSE Searches (90%)

1432

486

1918

NONRES Searches (10%)

159

54

213

Total

1591

540

-

Service costs and unit fees:

Service costs and unit fees

Unit

Total cost

Estimated units

(rounded for calculations)

Unit cost

2023-24 fee

RES LLC1

£48,100.00

1918 (1920)

£25.05

£25.00

NONRES LLC1

£12,400.00

213 (215)

£57.67

£58.00

RES CON29

£80,900.00

1432 (1435)

£56.38

£54.00

NONRES CON29

£25,000.00

159 (160)

£156.25

£154.00

ADD Q'S

£9,700.00

1006 (1010)

£9.60

£9.00

Total cost of service provision: £176,100

2022-23 Income:

LLC1 - £38,860

CON29 & Additional questions - £69,658

WSCC Admin fee (10% of fees returned) - £3,707

TOTAL INCOME - £112,225

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

Similar data can be downloaded from other local authority websites for context or comparative purposes