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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Local Transparency

Council Spending Over £500

The government has pledged greater transparency across the public sector through publishing data to strengthen accountability to citizens. The purpose for authorities to publish public data is to enable greater transparency, greater engagement and greater efficiency by allowing inspection by residents, peer comparison and reuse of the data in applications and analysis.

As part of the transparency agenda the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government wrote to local authorities informing them they would have to publish expenditure on items over £500.

The information published here follows the format set out in the practitioners guide as published by the Local Government Group in collaboration with the Local Public Data Panel.

The reported expenditure is categorised using the Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities (SeRCOP) as provided by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). This is an acknowledged service classification for describing services and allows comparisons to be made between service spend in different organisations.

Council Spending over £500
2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014
April 2010 April 2011 April 2012 April 2013
May 2010 May 2011 May 2012 May 2013
June 2010 June 2011 June 2012 June 2013
July 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013
August 2010 August 2011 August 2012 August 2013
September 2010 September 2011 September 2012 September 2013
October 2010 October 2011 October 2012 October 2013
November 2010 November 2011 November 2012 November 2013
December 2010 December 2011 December 2012 December 2013
January 2011 January 2012 January 2013 January 2014
February 2011 February 2012 February 2013 February 2014
March 2011 March 2012 March 2013 March 2014


NOTE: The above document downloads are in a .xls format and will require a spreadsheet viewer. Download a spreadsheet viewer here

Senior Officer Salaries

In line with the new guidelines from the government we are publishing salaries of senior management.

The information provided is a snapshot for the council as of the 1 October 2010 in line with the guidance and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Senior Officer Salaries as of 10 October 2010

Pay Policy Statement

The Localism Act makes reference to 'Pay Accountability' and required Councils to determine and publish an annual Pay Policy Statement. The purpose of the Pay Policy Statement is to ensure there is transparency as to how pay and remuneration is set by the Council for all of its employees and particularly for its more senior level posts.

Background Information

  • The councils gross expenditure for the financial year 2009/10 was £24.9 million.
  • The employment head count for the council is 283. The full time equivalent is 229.

Payment of Members' Allowances

Local Authorities such as Ribble Valley Borough Council are permitted to set the level of allowances that are paid to their Members to cover the expenses that they incur as part of being a local Councillor. Examples of these allowances are:

  • A Basic Allowance - paid to every Member of the Council
  • A Special Responsibility Allowance - paid to Committee Chairmen, the Leader, Deputy Leader, Shadow Leader etc
  • Travel & Subsistence Allowances

You can find full details of the allowances in the Members Allowances Scheme

Details of the amount paid to each Councillor can be found in the PDF files below.

Members' Allowances paid 2011-2012

Members' Allowances paid 2012-2013