Senior Salaries and organisational structure

We are required to publish the following information annually in accordance with Part 2 of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, in compliance with The Code we will update this information not later than one month after the year to which the data and information is applicable

The information represents a position at February 2017.

The information provided in the in downloads gives an overview of Bolton Council’s organisational structure and key personnel in senior management positions. It should be viewed in conjunction with the Council’s Pay Policy Statement.

The details below explain the summary requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code in relation to Senior Salaries, Organisational structure, Trade union facility time and Pay multiple.

Organisation chart

Publish an organisation chart covering staff in the top three levels of the organisation. The following information must be included for each member of staff included in the chart:

  • grade
  • job title
  • local authority department and team
  • whether permanent or temporary staff
  • contact details
  • salary in £5,000 brackets, consistent with the details published for Senior Salaries
  • salary ceiling (the maximum salary for the grade).

Our Chief Executive is Margaret Asquith, view our organisation chart.

Trade union facility time

Publish the following information:

  • total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives (including general, learning and health and safety representatives)
  • total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union activity
  • the names of all trade unions represented in the local authority
  • a basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union activities multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).
  • View trade union facility time.

Senior salaries

Local authorities must place a link on their website to the following data or must place the data itself on its website:

  • the number of employees whose remuneration in that year 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 must also be identified by name
  • a list of responsibilities (for example, the services and functions they are responsible for, budget held and number of staff) and details of bonuses and ‘benefits in kind’, for all employees whose salary exceeds £50,000.
  • View salary information.

Pay multiple

Publish the pay multiple on their website defined as the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole of the authority’s workforce. The measure must:

  • cover all elements of remuneration that can be valued (e.g. all taxable earnings for the given year, including base salary, variable pay, bonuses, allowances and the cash value of any benefits-in-kind)
  • use the median earnings figure as the denominator, which should be that of all employees of the local authority on a fixed date each year, coinciding with reporting at the end of the financial year
  • exclude changes in pension benefits, which due to their variety and complexity cannot be accurately included in a pay multiple disclosure.
  • View pay multiple

Open Format of the information

The Government sets a five step journey to publishing the data in open format. It requires that local authorities publish data in three star format where this is suitable and appropriate, alongside open and machine-readable format.

ONE Star Available on the web (whatever format) but with an open license
TWO Star As for one star plus available as machine-readable structured data (e.g. Excel instead of image scan of a table)
THREE Star As for two star plus use a non-proprietary format (e.g. CSV and XML)
FOUR Star All the above plus use open standards from the World Wide Web Consortium (such as RDF and SPARQL21)    
FIVE Star All the above plus link data to other people’s data to provide context      

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