Financial Transparency 2020-2021

Transparency 2020-21

Barrow Borough Council believes, as a public funded organisation, greater transparency is key for the delivery of its Council services and as a duty to the residents it serves. 

  • Councillors Allowances - Details of various allowances and Executive Committee Minute, 11th November 2009, Members Allowance Scheme – Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel.

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 - The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA) gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities including Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council.

  • Payment to Suppliers - From January 2011, monthly data will be published including the details required in the guidance issued by the DCLG.  Up to the 31st December 2010, the report included all suppliers where the total net payments made were greater than £500.  This data is produced by reporting on the Payables module of the Oracle Financials system.  The Council does not use Government Procurement cards.

All payments to suppliers over £500 were published on the Council's Data Portal  https://data.gov.uk/publisher/barrow-borough-council in both csv and pdf format, up to January 2020.  From February 2020, all payments to suppliers over £500 are published in the Council's website.


Organisation Structure


Senior Salaries

Senior Salaries - these are salaried above £50,000 and for 2020-21, these are:


  •  Chief Executive £99,594

  •  Director of Resources £79,675

  • Director of People & Place £79,675

  • Assistant Director Housing £50,879

  • Assistant Director Community Services £50,879

Pay and Policy Statement 2020-21  

Gender Pay Gap

From 2017, any organisation that has 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap.  The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men's earnings.  This is distinct from equal pay where men and women in the same job/role perform equal work and receive equal pay.  The 2020 Gender Pay Gap Report can be accessed here:

 2020 Gender Pay Gap Report - to follow

Union Facility Time Reporting 2019-20

The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, took effect from 1st April 2017.  Public sector organisations are required to submit the following:

  • the number of trade union representatives in the organisation
  • the percentage of time spent on facility time
  • the amount spent on facility time
  • the percentage of paid facility time spent on paid trade union activities.

  For full details please see here Union Facility Time reporting 2019-20