Transparency

Supplier payments

Tower Hamlets Council provides a range of over 200 services to people in the borough of Tower Hamlets and manages a budget of more than £1 billion a year.

Most of this budget is spent on schools, benefits, social services, housing and waste services.

Local people have a right to know how their money is being spent, and Tower Hamlets Council is pleased to publish details of all its payments over £500 in value on its website.

More information on how money is spent.

Senior staff pay

In order to provide transparency over its payments to staff, the council publishes a list of all council staff earning a salary of more than £82,000 a year. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Statement of Accounts including archived versions, are already in the public domain and shows the salaries for our Chief Officer grades.

Payments to members

The council's constitution sets out the Scheme of Members' Allowances. This provides for a Mayor's allowance to be paid to the Mayor:

  • a Basic Allowance to all councillors
  • special responsibility allowance for specified member roles
  • dependants' carers' and travel/subsistence allowances and
  • an attendance allowance for co-opted members of the Standards Advisory Committee and the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The Members' Allowance Scheme is agreed by council on an annual basis. Under the provisions of the Local Authorieis (Members Allowances) (England) Regulations, 2003, notice is given of the payments made to council members for the financial year 2012/13.

Public sector equality duty

As part of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) under the Equality Act 2010, the council has published a range of equality monitoring data, including information relating to people who share a protected characteristic who are the council's employees and people affected by our policies and practices (for example, service users).

Decision making

Search for agendas, reports and council decisions.

Questions & enquiries

Please read our frequently asked questions to see if they answer your enquiry.

If you have a more detailed enquiry, check our Freedom of Information Act disclosure log to see if we have already answered your question. Alternatively you can contact foi@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

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