Transparency - Overview

Bedford Borough Council believes you should be able to easily find out how we have been spending money locally, how we have been delivering services, who does what and how much they are paid.

Local Government Transparency Code

The Local Government Transparency Code was published by the Department for Communities and Local Government in February 2015. The Code sets out what local authorities must publish to help create greater transparency.

These requirements and additional information can be found below.

For more information, please email

How we make decisions - governance and constitution

How we spend our money - finance and expenditure 

How we buy goods and services - procurement 

What our staff do and payments to staff - organisation and pay

How we look after our land and car parks - land and assets 

Freedom of information

Equality and diversity