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Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Allerdale pays tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who has sadly died on 9 April 2021.

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England including Allerdale. Some of the rules on what you can and cannot do changed on March 29. However, many restrictions remain in place. This link includes details of the roadmap out of lockdown. The government has announced further easing of restrictions from April 12.

• See the latest news and get more information regarding coronavirus (Covid-19) and our services.

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The Local Government Transparency Code

The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 sets out the minimum data that local authorities should be publishing, the frequency it should be published and how it should be published.

Below is a summary of the requirements, together with links to where the information can be found on our website.

Allerdale Borough Council does not currently hold any social housing stock.

Total number (absolute number & FTE) of staff who are union representatives: 3

Total number (absolute number & FTE) of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union duties: 0

Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority: Unison

A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of FTE days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary): £2,107.40  

A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of FTE days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill): 0.03%

Number of occasions we have used powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers: Zero. Any Housing Benefit fraud is dealt with by SFIS at the DWP to the council does not hold any details.

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud: Zero. Any fraud work for Housing Benefits is referred to DWP.

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists: Zero.

Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud: No prosecutions. The Council had one attempted refund via a fraudulent credit card but this was unsuccessful due to our robust controls.

Total number of fraud cases investigated: None. We review the NFI data matches and refer cases to DWP if required.

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