In order to promote openness and transparency, the Government has recommended that all Local Authorities publish a number of key datasets.

A list of these datasets including an overview of what they should include is available to view in the Department for Communities and Local Government's Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

Constitution

Organisational Charts

Senior salaries information

Information in relation to Executive Salaries, this includes posts with salaries over £50,000

Pay Multiple information

Expenditure

Oldham Council publishes details of all purchases made from suppliers costing more than £500. This information is displayed in PDF, CSV and XLS file formats for ease of access

Grants Information

Procurement

Government Procurement Cards – The Council does not use these and therefore has no information to publish Oldham Council spends nearly £87m on supplies and services, providing businesses of all sizes with a wide range of commercial opportunities. The Council's priority is to secure the best value for money throughout a large and diverse organisation.

The CHEST, the Council’s procurement portal provides information in relation to all opportunities and contracts:

  • The CHEST - You can search by organisation under the Contracts Register heading for Oldham Council. From here you can select each contract.

Fraud Information

Current information in relation to Fraud investigation can be found via the link below:

Parking Spaces Information

Parking services are managed on behalf of the Council by NSL.

There is information in relation to parking within Oldham:

Waste Contract

The Council does not have an external household collection contract, as collections are a service provided by the Council. Information is available here about rubbish and recycling in Oldham:

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) manages waste collection and recycling.
They are bound under the Local Government Transparency Code to publish information, see here for their information

Trade Union Facility Time

The Trade Unions recognised and represented in the Local Authority are Unison, Unite, GMB, AEP, NUT, NUT (Soulbury), NASUWT, ASCL, ATL and NAHT. These trade unions represent council employees both within schools and council directorates.

Details of numbers of officers, time spent on Trade Union activities and expenditure on unions: 

 

  • Total Number of staff (absolute and FTE) who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives).
    • Total: 30
    • FTE: 7.397

 

  • Total Number (absolute and FTE) of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties.
    • Total: 6
    • FTE: 5.07

 

  • A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary), and £120562.04
  • A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill). 0.09%

 

 

 

Land and building asset information

Land and Buildings from part of the Council’s assets, the total value of which is published as part of the statement of accounts.

We also publish a list of current land and building assets: 

 

Housing Revenue Account  - Social Housing Stock

The Local Government transparency code 2015 requires that a Local Authority publishes social housing stock at postal code level  (eg OL1 1**) except where the stock number in that post code is lower than 2,500. In these situations, in order to ensure that individual properties cannot be identified, councils are obliged to publish at a higher post code level (eg OL1)

The data is based on the valuations by Unity Partnership in 2014. The market values are in the opinion of the valuers the best sale price that could be obtained for the property at the time of valuation. The adjusted Existing Use Value – Social Housing (EUV-SV) represents the assumption that the properties have sitting tenants with potentially below market value rents and statutory rights such as right to buy. 

The valuations are not an indication or suggestion that tenancies should be ended to realise the market value.

Public Contracts Legislation - Payments

Under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulation 113) Oldham Council is required to publish performance data at the end of each financial year starting with 2015/16.

The data demonstrates the Council’s performance on paying invoices within 30 days to first tier suppliers/ prime contractors over the previous 12 months.

The statistics include:

  1. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days.
  2. The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to late payment.

Additionally, it is a requirement to publish the total amount of interest that the Council was liable to pay i.e. whether or not paid, whether statutory or otherwise, due to breach of the Regulations. This figure must be published annually in relation to the previous 12 month period at the end of March 2017.

In order to comply with the legislation, the table below shows the performance of Oldham Council.

 

Financial Year Proportion of invoices paid within 30 days in accordance with regulation 113* The amount of interest paid to suppliers due to breach of the requirement in regulation 113 The amount of interest that the contracting authority was liable to pay i.e. Whether paid or not paid whether statutory or otherwise due to a breach of the Regulations
 2015/16  87.86%  Nil  N/A - data required for 2016/17 onwards
*The Council currently do not have the means to be able to exclude periods where invoices are in dispute between receipt and payment so the above figures include this.