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Council data and transparency

Data on the council's expenditure, resources, structure and salary scales.

Value for Money Profiles

Value for Money profiles

The Local Government Value for Money (VfM) profiles use official statistics published by government departments to present costs, performance, and activity of local councils and fire authorities.

The profiles are presented in a way that aims to help better understand the actual costs of delivering local public services and relative performance over time to provide a value for money overview that compares one area against others.

The profiles are theme based and give an overview of spend and performance for the chosen authority (e.g. comparisons can be tailored to show your chosen area with the England average or similar authorities).

Council expenditure and contracts
Council expenditure over £250, contracts and orders over £5,000, procurement card transactions, and public contract legislation payments.
Councillor allowances
Suffolk County Council councillor member allowance payments and monthly expense claims.
Council salaries
Suffolk County Council staff organisational structures and senior staff salaries. Staff salary scales, pay policy statement, and trade union facility time.
Local authority land and property
Find data about Council land, building assets and vacant buildings (including location, Unique Property Ref Number, and type of ownership).
Fraud data
Data on fraud prevention at the Council including the number of accredited counter fraud specialists, the number of fraud cases investigated, and their cost.
Our performance data
Suffolk County Council's Quarterly Corporate Performance Report.