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Saturday , November , 18 2017

Carlisle City Council's Publication Scheme

One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act is that public authorities should be clear and proactive about the information they make available to the public. These publication schemes are intended to encourage organisations to make more information available including any legal notices and to develop a greater culture of openness.

Central to this, Section 19(2) of the FOI Act sets out the requirements for a publication scheme. A publication scheme must specify:

  • The classes of information the council publishes or intends to publish;
  • The manner in which they will be published;
  • Whether the information is available free of charge or on payment of a fee.

Our publication scheme is based on 8 classes of information:

  1. Who we are and what we do
  2. What we spend and how we spend it
  3. What our priorities are and how we are doing
  4. How we make decisions
  5. Our policies and procedures
  6. Lists and registers
  7. The services we offer
  8. Legal Notices

Your comments and feedback

We welcome comments and suggestions on how we can improve the scheme, as it is important that the scheme meets your needs.

Please send your feedback to the email or address below.

E-mail: [email protected]

Corporate Information Officer
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre
Rickergate
Carlisle
CA3 8QG

  Publication Scheme - FAQ

What we spend and how we spend it

On this page you will find financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.  See the Transparency page for details of payments over £500 and senior staff pay, and the Datasets page for csv files on members' allowances and third sector funding.

Information  Format Charge Link
Payments over £500 CSV/pdf Free Transparency
The budget Website and electronic Free The budget
Key decisions (significant expenditure or savings to the authority in excess of £70,000, or significant effect on communities) CMIS website Free Key decisions
Third sector funding csv Free Datasets
Summary and statement of accounts Website and electronic Free Summary and statement of accounts
Members' allowances csv Free Datasets
Senior staff pay csv Free Transparency

Pay and grading structure

CMIS Website and electronic Free Pay policy
Procurement procedures Website Free Procurement
Contracts and tendering process Website Free Contracts and tendering
District auditor's report Website and electronic Free Annual audit letters
Internal financial regulations Website Free Financial Services

This A to Z of services list provides links to service pages alphabetically