There is an expectation that Local Councils should be as transparent and open as possible. With this in mind, the government has introduced two transparency codes to help drive their ambition. The codes apply to larger councils with an annual turnover of above £200,000 and smaller councils with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000.

Please note, although the transparency codes only require smaller and larger councils to comply, NALC is strongly encouraging all local councils with turnovers of less than £200,000 per year to comply with the transparency code for smaller authorities as a minimum.

What should be on your website, at a glance

In this Guide, you should find all the items necessary to be uploaded to comply with current legislation. Once completed, you have the basics in place to apply for the Local Council Award Scheme that demonstrates you are a well-run Council.