We are committed to being open and transparent about how we work, our decision-making processes and the services provided. As part of this commitment we publish the following relevant data to increase democratic accountability and to comply with the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2014.
Anyone can use our data. You don't have to apply or ask for permission, but you do have to agree to the terms of the Open Government License for public sector information.
- Trade Union Facility time
- Gifts and Hospitality Register
- Organisation Chart
- Named Senior Staff Salaries
- Senior Staff Salaries
- Pay multiple
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Trade Unions recognised by Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council recognises around 13 trade unions. The council's statutory duties are covered under the Employment Relations Acts of 1999 and 2004, ensuring that unions are able to represent and communicate with their members. The council is required to provide sufficient time off for union representatives to undertake a number of roles either corporately or within service directorates. The unions have certain legal functions, for example in relation to health and safety.
Additionally, the trade unions represent their members in disciplinary and grievance cases, engage in formal consultations on restructuring and redundancy proposals and undertake negotiations as part of Surrey County Council's local collective bargaining arrangements. Surrey has had a local pay negotiations framework involving the unions for about 15 years. Union representatives in services also play an important role in resolving issues between their members and management at an informal level, supporting the council's ethos around restorative practice. This union involvement is important to the organization as issues are resolved before the need for formal procedures.
Names of the recognised trade unions for Surrey County Council:
Trade Union Facility Time
- Trade union facility time - SCC Available as a CSV file.
- Trade union facility time - Fire and Rescue Available as a CSV file.
- Trade union facility time - Fire and Rescue Available as a PDF
Gifts and Hospitality Register
Surrey County Council staff are required to formally record any offer of a gift or hospitality made to them that has a value of £25 or more. We publish this register annually. In this published version, personal details have been removed to avoid identification of members of staff as well as any individuals who have offered a gift or hospitality.
An organisation chart covering senior staff in the top three levels of the organisation.
This chart includes their grade, job title, contract type, salary in £5,000 brackets and salary maximum of the grade.
Responsibilities are set out in the Scheme of Delegation to Officers. (pdf)
Named Senior Staff Salaries
Senior staff whose remuneration is £150,000 and over. Details of our senior staff whose annual full-time equivalent salary is £150,000 or over are named and shown in £5,000 brackets. Details of bonus payments and any 'benefits in kind'.
Details of our staff whose annual full-time equivalent salary is £150,000 or over is shown in £5,000 brackets.
Senior Staff Salaries
Senior staff whose remuneration is £50,000 and over. Details of our senior staff whose annual full-time equivalent salary is £50,000 or over is shown in £5,000 brackets. Details of bonus payments and any 'benefits in kind'. Numbers of all staff with remuneration £50,000 or more shown in bands of £5,000 multiples.
Defined as the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median salary of the whole of the authority's workforce.