We are committed to transparency in the delivery of our services and business operations. You are entitled to see how we are spending the money raised through Council Tax and this section of the website has been designed to help you do that.
Visit our "About Council Finance" page for an explanation of the main financial documents that the Council produces.
If you vote in this area, you can have a look at the audited accounts at the Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. You may also make certain copies. We can also send copies of certain information to you. Please contact Richard Barrett at the above address or telephone (01255) 686521.
Monthly salary and additional payments grouped by grade of officer are available on the financial information page per years:
Payments to Suppliers
Councillors' allowances and expenses
Archived Members Allowances 2021 - 2022
Use this link to see more information on how to do business with the Council and our current Contracts register.
Freedom of Information
The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.
Further information will be added to this page as it becomes available.
Use this link to see our annual publication in accordance with the councils transparency code.
Organisational Structure Chart
Use this link to see our current Structure Chart.
Use this link to see our current Pay Policy.
The recognised trade union within TDC is Unison, some staff have also joined Unite, TGW and GMB.
Use this link to view Trade Union Facility Reported Time Data 21 - 22
Use this link to view Trade Union Facility Reported Time Data 20 - 21
Use this link to view Trade Union Facility Reported Time Data 19 - 20
Use this link to view Trade Union Facility Reported Time Data 18 - 19
Use this link to view Trade Union Facility Reported Time Data 17 - 18.
Prompt Payment Summary
Cabinet’s Key Priority Actions – Position Statements
COVID 19 Members Grants
COVID 19 Members’ Small Grant Scheme
In 2020, the Leader of the Council agreed a members’ small grant scheme that made £1,000 available to each ward Member to enable them to help local organisation / community groups who were responding to the COVID 19 pandemic. Given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, this scheme was extended in 2021, with a further £1,000 made available to each ward member.
The scheme expired at the end of March 2022, with a final scheme schedule as follows, which sets out how much was awarded by each ward member, including the local organisations supported:
In 2022 and 2023 the Leader of the Council agreed a members’ small grant schemes for the celebration of the Her Majesty the Queens Platinum Jubilee (£1,000) and the His Majesty the Kings Coronation (£200) respectively. These were made available to each ward Member to enable them to help local organisation/community groups celebration these two momentus events.
Both schemes have expired, with a final scheme schedules as follows, which sets out how much was awarded by each ward member, including the local organisations supported:
Ombudsman Annual Report
Each year the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman publishes summary statistics for each Council on complaints made about individual Councils to the Ombudsman. These set out where the complaints have been upheld, the Council has complied with recommendations and where the Council has provided a satisfactory remedy. The 2022 Letter to this Council from the Ombudsman is available here: