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
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
Expenditure over £500
The Council is obliged to publish any expenditure over £500, including supplier and transaction information.
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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 two staff member earning over £50,000 as at 1 April 2021.
Annual earnings Pay multiple
Nantwich Town Council’s pay multiple as at 1 April 2021 is 4.28
Nantwich Town Council does not pay Councillors Allowances. The Mayor and Councillors may claim expenses such as mileage.
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
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.
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.
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.