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The Council's Annual Report provides an overview of the activities and achievements undertaken over the year and outlines the key steps we have taken to ensure that we continue to deliver our vision and priorities as an organisation. The report also looks ahead to the next financial year and outlines the work we will undertake to ensure that the Council continues to meet its corporate priorities.
Appendix A of the report includes the return relating to the Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017.For more information, the Council's latest Annual Report can be found under the 'Download It' section on this page.
As part of the December 2015 Spending Review, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government made an offer to councils to take up a four-year funding settlement for the period 2016/17 to 2019/20. To accept this offer, an Efficiency Plan was approved at Full Council on Tuesday, 20th September 2016. The report proposes that the offer is accepted as it will create some certainty of resources and will be consistent with the Council’s approach to the MTFS.
Local Authorities in England and Wales are required to produce a pay policy statement for each financial year. The policy must follow guidance from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. It must also be agreed by the full Council and be publically available. The 2019/20 Pay Policy is available to download.
We spend approximately £11 million (revenue and capital) with the private sector each year, providing organisations of all sizes with a range of commercial opportunities. Doing business with Chorley Council Selling to the council We have produced a guide for contractors and suppliers which explains how we carry out our procurement activities and how you can apply for council contracts. Current contract opportunities Chorley Borough Council have implemented the North West regional e-procurement portal ‘The Chest’. The Chest allows tenders and quotations to be received and submitted electronically and for suppliers to receive e-alerts for new procurement opportunities they may be interested in. Supplier registration and use of the system is free of charge. To view procurement opportunities on the Chest for both Chorley Council and many other North West authorities please access the Chest via the link belowhttps://www.the-chest.org.uk You can also find our advertised procurement opportunities above £25,000 on Contracts Finder, which can be accessed via the link below https://www.gov.uk/contracts-finderOther councils We work closely with South Ribble Borough Council and Preston City Council on procurement. Conditions of Contract All our purchase orders shall be in accordance with our Terms and Conditions of Purchase for Goods and Services or other Council Standard or Special Conditions of Contract as included in any Quotation or Tender Documentation. Procurement policy and strategy Chorley Council have operated a shared procurement service with South Ribble Borough Council since January 2009, and working in partnership, both authorities have published a Joint Procurement Strategy. The Joint Procurement Strategy defines the framework for promoting effective and responsible procurement across both councils and includes a number of targets and actions to deliver the following three Joint Procurement Priorities: • Procurement that shows strong Leadership, engages all stakeholders, delivering outcomes and complying with relevant rules both internal and external • Procurement that exploits the benefits of technology, is market & commercially aware, harnesses innovation, is effectively managed and delivers sustained competitiveness & value for money • Procurement that is inclusive, sustainable and socially responsible We have also adopted a Sustainable Procurement Policy and encourage our suppliers to adopt, practice and promote sustainable policies and procedures wherever possible. Contracts registerOur contracts register provides details of current contracts, their value, contract period, council officer contact details and the name of the current contractor.
Under the Government's greater drive for transparency councils are being expected to publish data on remuneration of senior employees. By following the guidance we will be publishing salary information for the Chief Executive, Directors and the Heads of Service. There is a table of senior salaries available to download.
Council spending and payments to suppliersAs a publicly funded organisation, we are committed to being as open and transparent as possible on how we are spending taxpayers money. The Council is required by the Local Government Transparency Code 2014 to publish detailed information about its spending in some areas including information about all payments we make to external providers over £250. Chorley Council has made the decision to publish all payments to suppliers with no lower limit.Spending data will be published on a monthly basisFor Data Protection reasons some personal data will be excluded from the information published as will VAT. This data is freely re-usable under the same terms as data.gov.uk recommend. Published data The Councils spend is available below in both pdf and csv formats. The pdf format is the easiest format to read data in, but does not allow data to be analysed or sorted. Please note csv format allows you to put data into a spread sheet, however it does use a standard column width and not all entries may be visible. If you have any questions contact us. You will need to quote: "Chorley Council spend", the period, supplier name, reference and amount. We will be as transparent as we can in our response but in some cases we will need to respect information that could be seen as commercially sensitive.
Credit Card spending 2018
We are required to produce and publish the Statement of Accounts each year. The Statement of Accounts gives information about the Council's finances, where it gets its money from and where it spends it. Statement of Accounts 2017/18 The Statement of Accounts 2017-2018 can be found here. Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Annual Audit LetterThe notice of the Conclusion of the Audit can be found here.The Annual Audit Letter from the independent auditor can be found here.Statement of Accounts for earlier years
The Statement of Accounts for earlier years can be accessed below: Statement of accounts 2016-2017Statement of Accounts 2015-2016Statement of Accounts 2014-2015Statement of Accounts 2013-2014Statement of Accounts 2012-2013Statement of Accounts 2011-2012Statement of Accounts 2010-2011Statement of Accounts 2009-2010Statement of Accounts 2008-2009Statement of Accounts 2007-2008Statement of Accounts 2006-2007
Public Contracts Legislation – Payments Under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulation 113) Chorley 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 in paying invoices within 30 days to suppliers over the previous 12 months. The statistics include: 1. Percentage of invoices paid within 30 days. 2. The amount of notional interest owed 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 whether or not actually 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 Chorley Council. In accordance with requirements, the amount of interest shown below is that which the Council could have been liable to pay, but was not actually paid to suppliers as no supplier requested payment of interest.
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