As a public-funded organisation, we have a duty to residents to be transparent in how council tax money is spent, our business operations and outcomes.

The following sections provide you with the opportunity to view a range of information regarding how we go about our business dealings.

  • Senior management salaries and organisation chart: details of all senior managers’ salaries (head of service and above), plus additional details of staff paid more than £58,200 per annum, including job descriptions. The page also includes the latest organisation chart, the council’s pay policy and details of the council’s ‘pay multiple,’ the ratio between the highest paid salary and the average salary of the whole of the council’s workforce.
  • Trade union facility time: details of the number of union representatives, including the names of trade unions and basic estimates of spending on them. This is currently showing full-time officials only and we are currently working with the unions to provide the part-time representatives data.
  • Pay policy and pay multiple: the Localism Act 2011 requires the county council to prepare and publish a pay policy statement. The purpose of such a statement is to articulate the council’s policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, particularly its senior staff and its lowest-paid employees. The council also wishes to ensure it operates on the principles of equal pay for work of equal value and also within the various other legislative requirements, including the Equality Act 2010.

  • Parking account: a breakdown of income and expenditure on the authority's on-street and off-street parking accounts.
  • Parking spaces: the number of marked out, controlled on and off-street parking spaces. 
We are committed to freeing up our data and want residents to be able to use the data that is held within this site free of charge from the following open data sources:

Details of the value of social housing stock that is held in the Housing Revenue Account:

Publishing this information meets the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.
Our constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.


We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services we provide.

As part of this pledge we are increasing the amount of data that we make available publicly so residents are able to hold us to account better.
We have used the government's code of recommended practice for local authorities on data transparency, which recommends the datasets councils should make available as a minimum, as a starting point for deciding what information we should make available.
Where possible and relevant, we have made this data available in both a 'human-readable' format (such as .pdf) and an open, 'machine-readable' format that is not dependent on any specific software (such as .csv).

Each month we publish a list of all payments we make, showing; who we paid how much we paid what this was for

The monthly reports below list payments made to suppliers exceeding £499.99 to August 2012 and £249.99 thereafter (exclusive of VAT).

Publication of these reports forms part of our commitment to be open and transparent with Northumberland residents.
  • January 2020          CSV|PDF
  • February 2020        CSV|PDF
  • March 2020            CSV|PDF
  • April 2020               CSV|PDF
  • May 2020               CSV|PDF
  • June 2020              CSV|PDF
  • July 2020               CSV|PDF
  • August 2020          CSV|PDF
  • September 2020    CSV|PDF
  • October 2020         CSV|PDF
  • November 2020     CSV|PDF 
  • December 2020     CSV|PDF 
  • January 2019        CSV|PDF
  • February 2019      CSV|PDF
  • March 2019           CSV|PDF
  • April 2019              CSV|PDF
  • May 2019              CSV|PDF
  • June 2019             CSV|PDF
  • July 2019               CSV|PDF
  • August 2019          CSV|PDF
  • September 2019    CSV|PDF
  • October 2019         CSV|PDF
  • November 2019     CSV|PDF
  • December 2019     CSV|PDF
  • December 2018      CSV|PDF
  • November 2018      CSV|PDF
  • October 2018          CSV|PDF
  • September 2018     CSV|PDF
  • August 2018           CSV|PDF
  • July 2018                CSV|PDF
  • June 2018              CSV|PDF
  • May 2018               CSV|PDF     
  • April 2018               CSV|PDF
  • March 2018            CSV|PDF
  • February 2018       CSV|PDF
  • January 2018         CSV|PDF
  • December 2017      CSV|PDF
  • November 2017      CSV|PDF
  • October 2017          CSV|PDF
  • September 2017     CSV|PDF
  • August 2017           CSV|PDF
  • July 2017                CSV|PDF
  • June 2017              CSV|PDF
  • May 2017               CSV|PDF
  • April 2017              CSV|PDF
  • March 2017           CSV|PDF
  • February 2017       CSV|PDF
  • January 2017         CSV|PDF
  • Where values shown are less than that amount, it means that the payment has been split over multiple cost centres.
  • There are a number of exemptions in the data provided. These include non-commercial payments to specific individuals which cannot be disclosed as they are covered by Data Protection Act requirements. Employee and pension information are also not included as part of the dataset.
  • The data is published each month in two formats: CSV and Adobe PDF. This is to make it as useful to as many people as possible.
  • This data is freely reusable under the same terms as Click here for the terms and conditions.
​Financial year - 2019/20
  • Late payment interest liability - £156,791.09
  • Actual late payment interest charged by suppliers - none recorded
  • Invoices paid within 30 days - 96.52%

​Financial year - 2018/19
  • Late payment interest liability - £138,946.06
  • Actual late payment interest charged by suppliers - none recorded
  • Invoices paid within 30 days - 95.25%

Financial year - 2017/18
  • Late payment interest liability - £64,874.09
  • Actual late payment interest charged by suppliers - none recorded
  • Invoices paid within 30 days - 97.62%

Financial year - 2016/17
  • Late payment interest liability - £50,870.05
  • Actual late payment interest charged by suppliers - none recorded
  • Invoices paid within 30 days - 97.62%