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Policies, strategies, open data

Last updated on: 09-Apr-2021

5. Transparency and open data

It's important that we're open and honest about the way we work as a council, because we are funded by you.

The data below is our commitment to being open, transparent and accountable in the way we work.

All our information is available in different formats, so, if there is something you'd like to see on this page that isn't here or you need the information in a different way then please contact us. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - ShareAlike 4.0 International License and our data rights licence.

Annual Audit and Inspection Letter

Here you'll find the annual audit and inspection letters carried out by the Audit Commission.

Audit Findings Report

Here you'll find the audit findings reports carried out by external auditors.

Annual Performance Report

A summary of our performance over the last financial year.

Business Rates Data

Here is information on Business Rate accounts with credits, empty properties, new accounts raised and accounts where no small business rate relief has been awarded.

Civic Budget Book

The Civic Budget Book will tell you our budget requirement for the forthcoming financial year (April to March). It underpins the level of Council Tax set by the Full Council at their meeting in March.

Community Profile

A resource for users to explore key statistical information about the borough and its community.


Publication of our constitution.

Equality Data

The equalities agenda has seen numerous legislative developments in recent years culminating in one single anti-discrimination law: the Equality Act (2010).

Expenditure over £500

Individual items of expenditure that cost more than £500.

Fees and charges

Displays most of the discretionary fees and charges made by us for certain services.

Financial statements

Here you'll find our Financial Statements for each financial year. The Statement of Accounts summarises our financial performance during the year and includes key financial statements with notes.


Details of the work we're doing to stop fraud.

Greenhouse Gas Emission

Information about greenhouse gas emissions.

Home Energy Conservation Authority (HECA) Reporting

We have a duty to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to report to the Secretary of State issues relating to energy efficiency and conservation in our area.

Housing and  Homelessness

Contains answers to questions regularly requested to our housing team

Local Authority Land

Here we have logged details of all land and building assets.

Member Allowances

Details of the allowances paid to Council Members.

Parking Account Information

Here's a breakdown of income and expenditure on our parking account and also a breakdown of how we spent leftover money on our parking account.

Parking Spaces

Here is the number of marked out controlled on and off-street parking spaces in Gravesham.

Payment Performance Statistics

This data demonstrates our compliance with the obligation to pay invoices within 30 days to first tier suppliers/prime contractors.

Pay Policy Statement

Details about how much our chief officers get paid, the amount our 'lowest paid employees' get paid and the relationship between the salary of our chief officers and the salary of all other employees who aren't chief officers.

Procurement Information

Here we publish every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value more than £5,000. You'll also find details of any contract, commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement or any other legally enforceable agreement with a value more than £5,000.

Review of Social Housing Provision for Older People

Here we look at the social housing services for older people in our borough.

Senior Staff Salaries and Organisation Chart

Details of senior officers job titles and their responsibilities. It also includes details of those who earn more than £50,000 and details of staff in the top three levels of the organisation.

Trade Union Time

The number of staff who are union reps,  the number who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties, names of all trade unions represented, estimate of spending on unions.

Waste Contracts

Details of existing waste collection contracts.


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