Council transparency

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The council is required by law to publish detailed information about its spending in some areas including information about all payments we make to external providers over £250, details of chief officer pay and income and spending from parking accounts.

We publish a monthly list of all council purchases showing who we paid, how much we paid, and what for. From September 2012 we published details of expenditure over £250.

The information excludes personal data protected by the Data Protection Act 1998 from which any person can be identified:

  • on its own (eg. payments to named individuals), or
  • in combination with information already held about that person (eg. disclosure of a home address may identify a person)

CSV files can be imported into a spreadsheet program such as Google Documents and Microsoft Excel.

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

From April 2010 to August 2012 we published details of all expenditure over £500 in line with government guidance.

See expenditure between January 2010-December 2013

Local authorities are required to show changes to council budgets. The reports below give details of the movements between services and an explanation for the change.

2018 to 2019

2017 to 2018

2016 to 2017

2015 to 2016

2014 to 2015

2012 to 2014

Council parking accounts Click to get info

The income and expenditure in the council’s parking account including details of revenue collected from on-street parking, off-street parking and penalty charge notices.

Corporate credit cards Click to get info

Local authorities are required to publish all transactions on corporate credit cards. The reports give details such as the department that incurred the expenditure, the beneficiary and amount.

2016

  • January 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (7KB) and as a PDF file (51KB)
  • February 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (8KB) and as a PDF file (52KB)
  • March 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (8KB and as a PDF file (50KB)
  • April 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (8KB) and as a PDF file (50KB)
  • May 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (9KB) and as a PDF file (53KB)
  • June 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (10KB) and as a PDF file (52KB)
  • July 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (11KB) and as a PDF file (56KB)
  • August 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (11KB) and as a PDF file (49KB)
  • September 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (11KB) and as a PDF file (47KB)
  • October 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (3KB) and as a PDF file (46KB)
  • November 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (10KB) and as a PDF file (45KB)
  • December 2016 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (12KB) and as a PDF file (50KB)

2015

2014

  • September 2014 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (6KB) and as a PDF file (61KB)
  • October 2014 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (7KB) and as a PDF file (66KB)
  • November 2014 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (6KB) and as a PDF file (62KB)
  • December 2014 credit card expenditure as a CSV file (3KB) and as a PDF file (46KB)

Council property list Click to get info

Local authorities are required to list details of the property it owns. These reports give details of the property, where it is, and what it is used for. The report also includes our internal property reference number.

The details on the property list change regularly. For more information about of the sites on the list please email our Property Team at PropertyEnquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk 

This information is published to provide the public with value of social housing stock that is held in our housing revenue account.

There is a difference between the sale value of housing with tenants (EUV-SH) and their market sale value.

Please be assured that the publication of this information is not intended to suggest that tenancies should end to realise the market value of properties.

Download the social housing asset value list (30KB Excel file)

Councillor allowances, gifts and interests

Details of councillors' declarations of their receipt of gifts and hospitality are also reported in the ethical monitoring report.

Details of councillors' declarations of interests made during meetings can be found:

  • in the minutes of individual meetings under declarations of Interests
  • in the ethical monitoring reports submitted to the council's standards committee

The council also has an ethical framework and standards.

Inspections and audits

Council contracts and tenders