The Government has made transparency and open data a key priority as it fosters accountability, drives improvements in public services by informing choice, and stimulates innovation and growth.
Open civil society, technical advances on the internet, greater accountability and efficiencies in delivering public services drive the opening up of public sector data. Open data means the data is free to access, use and reuse and is available via the internet based on the open government licence.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued a mandatory Local Government Transparency Code that means that councils have to publish the following information:
Number of times we use powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers:
None – Carlisle City Council is not responsible for social housing.
There were no directed surveillance authorisations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in 2014/2015.
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud in 2014/2015 (until 31 December 2014, none hereafter):
2 FTE benefit fraud employees, 1 FTE non-benefit fraud employee.
Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists in 2014/2015:
2 FTE benefit fraud employees (until 31 December 2014, none hereafter), 1 FTE non-benefit fraud employee.
Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud in 2014/2015
Total number of fraud cases (non-benefit fraud) investigated in 2014/2015 – 34 .
For a csv version of this information please see downloadable documents section .
All of the data sets provided here where the copyright is held by Carlisle City Council are provided under the terms of the Open Government Licence unless explicitly stated otherwise. You will see that this licence encourages you to download and re-use our data, which may include activities which generate an income.
We do not have the authority to grant re-use of third party data, and so the re-use of any third party data is not covered by the Open Government Licence, unless stated (as for example Ordnance Survey is covered by the Open Government Licence) .