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Summer flower meadows of Muker in Swaledale. Wendy McDonnell Photography

Open data, Current contracts and Delegations

Local Government Transparency Code

Our responsibilities under the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 require us to publish details of our spend, procurement, personnel, assets and constitution.  

The Code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands, to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.  

The Code does not replace or supersede the existing legal framework for access to and re-use of public sector information provided by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012), the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 and Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community Regulations 2009.  

Data can be viewed and used under the Open Government Licence published by the National Archives.

Our open data 

Spending data (published monthly)

  • Includes items of expenditure over £500
  • Includes grants paid
  • Includes government procurement card transactions
  • Includes invoice and grant payments to individuals but personal data is replaced with the words ‘Redacted personal data
  • Excludes all payments to individuals paid through payroll
  • Excludes payments to HM Revenue and Customs relating to VAT and payroll
  • Excludes all pension related payments.
  • The data published relates to payments made by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
  • The Authority uses an accounting system called SunSystems
  • The date used to identify payments is the date that the transaction was paid
  • You are only able to re-use this data using the Government’s public sector open data licence
  • During 2023/24 we paid 99% of undisputed invoices within 30 days; no late payment fees were paid during the year

Data Files for Monthly Expenditure over £500

Data files in csv and pdf format can be accessed by clicking the Monthly Expenditure Files link in the right hand navigation pane.

Personnel data (published annually)

  • Organisational chart for staff earning over £50,000 per annum each year
  • Senior salaries updated each year
  • Pay multiple updated each year
  • Trade union facility time updated each year

Data Files for Personnel data

Procurement data (published quarterly)

  • Invitations to quote or tender for contracts exceeding £5,000
  • Contracts, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and other legally enforceable agreements valued in excess of £5,000

Data Files for Procurement Data

Authority data (published annually)

  • Local Authority freehold assets and leasehold assets (Annually)
  • Parking revenues and controlled parking spaces (Annually)
  • Constitution (Annually
  • Land & Buildings 2024

Data Files for Freehold and Leasehold Assets

Data Files for Parking Revenues

Additionally, under the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 we are now required to publish a written record of decisions that have been delegated to officers that:

  • grant permission or a licence;
  • affect the rights of an individual; or  
  • incur expenditure that materially affects our financial position.

This information can be found on the Delegations page.