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Council spending and salaries

The council is committed to the Government’s Local Transparency Agenda and publishes monthly items of spend over £5000.

Can I see a listof council spending? 

The council is committed to the Government’s Local Transparency Agenda and is publishing monthly items of spend over £500. The list of expenditure includes payments for goods and services grants to third-party providers and expenses. Certain payments for example to private individuals have been redacted under the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts.

The file below lists for the latest month published, expenditure by type e.g. capital or revenue and by service department:

Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

The files below contains details of grants awarded by the council to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations:

Council Grants Jan-Dec 2018 (excel 20kb)

 Council Grants Jan-Dec 2017 (excel 20kb)

Council Grants Jan-Dec 2016 (excel 19kb)

Council Grants Jan-Dec 2015 (excel 23kb)

Council Grants Jan-Dec 2014 (excel 18kb)

Any queries in respect of the above data should be made in writing (either by letter or e-mail) to the Freedom of Information Coordinator at the following address:

Freedom of Information Coordinator 
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 
Democratic Services 
County Hall
Beverley 
HU17 9BA.

By email: foi@eastriding.gov.uk 

Can I find details of senior officer salaries?

Remuneration of senior officers and the number of employees whose remuneration was at least £50,000 is contained in the Council's Statement of Accounts.

Can I see the council's Pay Policy Statement?

The Pay Policy Statement below covers the pay of the council's Chief Officers as required by sections 38-42 of the Localism Act 2011:

Council's Pay Policy Statement (pdf 209kb)

Can I find a list of council contracts with a value over £5,000?

The council is committed to the Government's Local Transparency Agenda and is publishing quarterly procurement information for contracts over £5,000:

Procurement data transparency - January 2019 (excel 170kb)

Can I see details of the Council’s trade union facility time?

The Local Government Transparency Code requires the Council to publish the following information relating to trade union facility time:

  • 30 total number of union representatives - equivalent to 26.9 FTE 
  • 5 total number of union representatives who devote at least 50% of time to union duties – equivalent to 3.28 FTE
  • Names of all recognised trade unions - Unison, GMB, Unite, NUT, NAHT, UCU, NASWT, Voice, AEP, ASCL
  • Estimate of spending on unions
    FTE days on TU duties = 246.24
    Average salary £25,087pa = £96.22 per day
    246.24 x £96.22 = £23,693.21
  • Basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill
    246.24 x £25,087 / £284,296,303.08 = 0.021%

In addition, the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 requires that the Council publish the following information:

Trade union facilities time - council

Relevant Union Officials

What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period Full-time equivalent number
28 25.78

Percentage of time spent on facility time

How many of your employees who were relevant union official employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1-50%, c 51-99%, d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?

Percentage of time Number of employees
0% 16
1-50% 9
51-99% 2
100% 1

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Provide the figures requested in the first column of the table below to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period?

First column Figures
Provide the total cost of facility time 77,404
Provide the total pay bill 142,148,152
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as (total cost of facility time ÷total pay bill) x 100 0.054%

Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as: (total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100 0.00%

Trade union facilities time - education

Relevant Union Officials

What was the total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?

Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period Full-time equivalent number
2 1.12

Percentage of time spent on facility time

How many of your employees who were relevant union official employed during the relevant period spent a) 05, b) 1-50%, c 51-99%, d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?

Percentage of time Number of employees
0% 0
1-50% 0
51-99% 1
100% 1

Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time

Provide the figures requested in the first column of the table below to determine the percentage of your total pay bill spent on paying employees who were relevant union officials for facility time during the relevant period?

First column Figures
Provide the total cost of facility time 5,523
Provide the total pay bill 142,148,152
Provide the percentage of the total pay bill spent on facility time, calculated as (total cost of facility time ÷total pay bill) x 100 0.004%

Paid trade union activities

As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?

Time spent on paid trade union activities as a percentage of total paid facility time hours calculated as: (total hours spent on paid trade union activities by relevant union officials during the relevant period ÷ total paid facility time hours) x 100 0.00%

Can I see data on the council's counter fraud work?

The Local Government Transparency Code requires the council to publish information about its counter-fraud work, this can be accessed on our whistleblowing page.

Can I see  Payment Performance Statistics?

The council seeks to pay undisputed invoices to the terms agreed with suppliers and is required to publish payment performance data under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, section 113(7).

We are required to publish the percentage of invoices paid within 30 days, the interest liability for late payments and the amount paid in interest as charged by suppliers.

The information for the financial year 2017/18 is summarised below:

Year Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days Interest the Authority was liable to pay Suppliers under Regulation 113 The amount of interest actually paid in discharge of a liability under Regulation 113
2017/18 94.5 £52,924 Nil