Precept

Each year the Council raises finance by setting a precept levied on the households within its boundary. The precept is the town council’s share of the council tax and is set by the Council at its meeting in January. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Cheshire East, which collects the tax for the Town Council. The ‘Precept’ is converted into an amount per Council Tax Band that is added onto the Council Tax bill.

The Town Council estimates its income and expenditure for each financial year. The net amount (the precept) is added to council tax, collected by Cheshire East and paid to the Town Council in two six-monthly installments.

Local Government Transparency Code

Magnifying Glass Over Figures

The Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency
(Pursuant to Section 2 of the Local Government, Planning & Land Act 1980)

The Local Government Transparency Code came into effect in October 2014.   The code is recommended practice on data transparency and applies to Parish and Town Councils with a gross income or expenditure in excess of £200,000. The Government wants to increase transparency through publication of open data enabling tax payers to see how local authorities use public money.  Nantwich Town Council provides some of this information elsewhere on the website but has taken steps to update this page with the information required or a link to other pages on the website.

Annual Return, AGAR and Audit Reports

Details soon to be published

Expenditure over £500

The Council is obliged to publish any expenditure over £500, including supplier and transaction information.

Employees, Councillor Payments and Trade Unions

Salaries & Pay Multiple

The Local Government Transparency Code requires local authorities to publish details (including job descriptions, responsibilities, and staff numbers) of any senior employees earning over £50,000 per annum. Local authorities must also publish the pay multiple, defined as the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings for the given year and the median earnings figure of the whole of the authority’s workforce.

Nantwich Town Council has one staff member earning over £50,000 as at 1 April 2020.

Annual earnings                            Pay multiple

Highest Paid
£52,771

Lowest Paid
£13,212                                           3.99

Median Salary
£26,317                                           2.01

Nantwich Town Council’s pay multiple as at 1 April 2020 is 2.01

Councillors Payments

Nantwich Town Council does not pay Councillors Allowances.   The Mayor and Councillors may claim expenses such as mileage.

Trade Union 

Total number of staff who are union representatives = 0 

Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties = NONE 

Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority = UNISON

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Contracts and Tenders

Invitations to tender for work above £5,000 and the award of new contracts over £5,000 will appear here.

There are no current invitations to tender for work / new contracts.

Grants

As part of its commitment to local community and voluntary organisations the Town Council again offers grants and donations to support local groups, activities and events.

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Public Land, Buildings and Car Parking

In order to ensure transparency and reasonableness, the following items are included in the Council’s asset register, whether purchased, gifted or otherwise acquired, together with their holding location:

  • land and buildings held freehold or on long term lease in the name of the Council
  • community assets
  • vehicles, plant and machinery
  • assets considered to be portable, attractive or of community significance
  • long term investments, shares and loans made by the Council

Parking account and Parking spaces

The Town Council is not responsible for public car parks within Nantwich.   The Council has land on which it is able to park 10 vehicles.

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Election results of the Town Council and Council Minutes

The Council decision making process is recorded in the official Council minutes which are published on this website.

The latest elections took place in May 2019, and members are serving for a four year term of office.

Election results – North and West Ward

Election results – South Ward

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