The Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold government bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help reduce the deficit and achieve better value for money. Although we are not a government body we are committed to being open.
In accordance with this, we are providing the following information:
- Financial data
- Contract data
- Exception reporting.
We disclose information on our expenditure where spend exceeds £25,000. Our creditor payment policy is maintained in accordance with the Government’s Better Payment Policy which currently provides for payment of suppliers within five working days of receipt of invoice, except in the instance where there may be a query or dispute regarding an invoice. This target is challenging, especially for a small organisation, and could only be achieved if we employed more staff. We therefore aim to pay 60 per cent of undisputed invoices within five days and 100 per cent within 10 days. We record these payment statistics.
We will disclose any ICT contracts we are seeking to let and publish tender documents for contracts we seek to fill:
- ICT contracts - nothing at the present time
- Tender documents - nothing at the present time.
Salaries and workforce
Details of our workforce structure are set out on the organograms.
Details of staff salaries, in particular those at the management team can be found in our annual reports.