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As a public body, spending tax payers money, we strive to be open and accountable in the way we do business. The information below is available on this website and available for re-use.
This information is licensed under the Open Government Licence.
When you use this information under the Open Government Licence, you should include the following attribution: [Open data, Preston City Council, date], licensed under the Open Government Licence.
The information below is provided in accordance with the Local government transparency code 2015 for more information look under the documents section on this page.
In our Plans and spending section you can find lots of information on our budgets and spending. This also includes a list of our spending over £250.
We use procurement cards for low value, ad-hoc purchases which cannot be procured from our contracted or preferred suppliers. For details of spending on these cards please see our Government procurement card spending page.
As part of the government's initiative to implement e-procurement, we advertise of our contract opportunities on the Chest North West procurement portal.
We publish full details of all our Senior officers pay.
You can find a copy of our department structure on the Council departments page.
The articles of the constitution set out the basic principles that underlie the way the council operates. This can be found on the Council constitution page.
We publish details of all our land and building assets annually on our Business property page.
The brownfield land register identifies land suitable for housing to provide up-to-date, good quality and transparent information on local availability.
For details of counter fraud work carried out by us please see the benefit fraud page.
To view Planning applications and decisions in the Preston area please visit our Public access section.
Each year we publish a list of what our councillors are allowed to claim as expenses and what they have actually claimed for that year.
We publish information about the local councillors for Preston and the committees which make all the major decisions for the council.
You can find the minutes of all our official council meetings in the Browse meetings section.
We provide a list of companies and organisations that are liable for business rates in Preston.
Search for Food Hygiene Ratings to find recent food safety inspection results of restaurants and take aways in Preston. The food hygiene rating data are available via an application programming interface (API) in XML and JSON formats.
See the Food Standards Agency open data page for more information.
All our job vacancies are advertised in the Council jobs section.
The information for this is as follows for 2018/19
You can view details of the following types of licensed premises from our public registers page:
The pay multiple is defined as the ratio between the highest taxable earnings for the given year (including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits in kind) and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce.
The ratio is 4.35:1.
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