Transparency

Havant Borough Council believes it is important that residents can see how council tax payer’s money is spent.

Further information

The data below is available to reuse under the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

For procurement queries please contact us by email: customer.services@havant.gov.uk or telephone: 023 9244 6396.

Business rates

This data extract provides business rates information that is requested on a regular basis.

Fraud and irregularities

In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 there is a requirement on local authorities to publish the following information with regard to counter fraud work.

Local Government Transparency Code 2015

Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers have been used - 0

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud - 2 fte

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists - 4 fte

Total amount of time spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud - 23 days

Total number of fraud cases investigated - 0

Grants to voluntary community and social enterprise organisations

These are currently reported within the expenditure listings. The council's financial reporting system is being upgraded to enable grant payments to be disclosed separately, however if further information is required please contact the Finance team.

Local authority land

We hold details of all our land and assets, including each property’s name, address, its area in various measurements and the reason why we hold it (commercial, investment, open space or operational).

Parking accounts

The annual parking report includes information such as: car park locations, penalty charge notices and various parking schemes.

Parking bays

The names and locations of car parks in the borough can be found in the document below:

Payments exceeding £500

These monthly reports list payments made to external bodies and suppliers that are over £500 (amounts exclude VAT).

Procurement

We publish data about the contracts that the council has with external suppliers.

Please see the below if you are interested in providing goods or services to the council.

We have introduced a new electronic system for ordering or requesting quotes or tenders for any goods, services or works we buy over £10,000 in value (and in some cases below this threshold). This means that in order to supply to us you will need to be registered on the PROACTIS ProContract Portal, and that your response to our request for a quote or tender will need to be submitted via the electronic system.”

If you have already registered on the Proactis Portal, then no further action is required and you should begin to receive notifications of East Hampshire District Council contract opportunities. If you have not yet registered, you will need to do so.

Once registered you will need to add the domain @proactis.com to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive email alerts relating to tender opportunities for your categories.

You will then be able to:

  • Click on Opportunities to view current contract opportunities advertised across the Region
  • Click on Contract Register to view current contracts, this will provide a future view of potential opportunities and timescales
  • Get access to tender information from 100's of other organisations across England that use the ProContract platform
  • Click on User Guides for instructions on using the system and frequently asked questions

If you are experiencing issues using the ProContract website, the Proactis helpdesk on 0330 005 0352 (9am–5:30pm, Mon-Fri) or email procontractsuppliers@proactis.com.

Remember to include as much detail as possible, including your contact information. Please only mark your message ‘urgent’ if it is time sensitive.

Social housing asset value

Havant Borough Council does not hold any housing stock.

Staff pay and senior salaries

Havant Borough Council employs 256 members of staff (correct as of December 2018) and is required to publish annually certain information regarding pay of senior members of staff. The information contained in this section relates to the remuneration (total pay) during 2017-18 and is broken down as follows;

  • The number of employees whose remuneration in 2017-18 was at least £50,000 in brackets of £5,000
  • Details of remuneration and job title of certain senior employees whose salary is at least £50,000
  • Employees whose salaries are £150,000 or more identified by name
  • A list of responsibilities held by employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.

The council shares a management team with East Hampshire District Council. Posts which are shared with East Hampshire District Council are identified. Although the payment of these posts is shared equally between the two councils, for the purposes of senior salary publication, remuneration information is shown against the employing council for the postholder. Responsibilities of the management team can be found under management structure.

The same information relating to senior salaries at East Hampshire District Council can be found on their website.

Trade Union facility time

This is paid time off for union representatives to carry out their trade union duties.

Trade union facility time 2018-19

Total number of staff who are trade union representatives - 9

Total number of trade union representatives devoting 50% or more of their time to Trade Union Duties - 0

Trade unions recognised at East Hampshire District Council - Unison

Total estimated spend on facilities time annually as a percentage of the total pay bill - 0.8%

Vehicles used by the council

Full list of vehicles owned or leased by Havant Borough Council.

Waste collection

Havant Borough Council is a Waste Collection authority. Waste services are delivered for Havant Borough Council by Norse South East, a joint venture company owned by Havant Borough Council and Norfolk County Council the purpose of which is to provide higher quality services at reduced cost, with the generation of income to help plug the gap for lost Government grant.