NLWA waste collection

Transparency and Supplier Payments

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Local Government Transparency Code 2015

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) publishes the information it is required to publish by the Local Government Transparency Code 2015. This information includes details of all payments to suppliers for invoices greater than £500, the Authority’s Standing Orders, and information on land and building assets the Authority uses to deliver services. Information on senior employee salary details is also available in the annual statements of accounts.

Details of the information published are listed below. Further information on the 2015 Local Government Transparency Code, including definitions is available on the Gov.uk website.

  • Authority organisational chart – this is available in our annual report.
  • Authority constitution (or Standing Orders) is available on the Governance page.
  • Senior employee salary details – these are available in our annual statements of accounts on the Financial Statements page. The 2017/18 median salary multiple is 3.28.
  • Councillor allowances and expenses – The Authority does not have a scheme for paying councillor allowances and expenses.
  • NLWA land holdings – the Authority's land holdings are available here with the plan attached showing the retained land at Edmonton listed on the schedule of land holdings.
  • Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations – NLWA has a Waste Prevention Community Fund through which funding is made available to not-for-profit organisations working on waste prevention initiatives. Information about funded projects is available in the waste prevention section of the contracts register.
    NLWA also makes payments for reusable nappies and for reuse and recycling credits (following receipt of successful applications). These payments are identified in the monthly payments to suppliers for invoices greater than £500.
  • Contracts to businesses and voluntary organisations – our contracts register provides information on contracts with a value of over £5,000 and provides information on:
    • The nature of each contract
    • How the contract was procured
    • The start, end and review date for each contract
    • The supplier name and address
    • The supplier category
    • The contract value

Contracts register

The current version of the contracts register is separated into operations (updated 25 April 2019), communications (updated 31 December 2018) and waste prevention (updated 28 May 2019), consultancy and NLHPP works (updated 13 September 2019). Where contract values are estimated details of actual payments to individual suppliers are detailed below.

NLWA's contract with LondonEnergy Ltd for waste management services is available here. The Schedules listed within the contract are available here:

Schedule 1 Specification

Schedule 2 Key Personnel

Schedule 3 Sites

Schedule 4 Business Continuity Plan

Schedule 5 Insurance

Schedule 6 Pricing Schedule

Schedule 7 Performance Framework

Schedule 8 Legislative Review

Payments to suppliers

As part of all local authorities' commitment to transparency in public spending, NLWA provides details of all payments to suppliers for invoices greater than £500, published monthly.

The reports are made available under Open Government Licence.

The published data on payments to suppliers for invoices greater than £500 contains:

  • Supplier name
  • Description of the goods or service provided
  • Date the invoice was paid
  • A unique internal reference number
  • An indicator identifying whether the goods or services are capital or revenue in nature
  • The invoice total amount excluding VAT

It will not include personal data protected by the Data Protection Act 1998, including:

  • Payments made to staff
  • Payments which may reveal personal information about an individual

To help with accessibility, we have produced each file in two formats:

  • PDF: this is an easy to read formatted version
  • CSV: this file can be opened in a spreadsheet package such as Microsoft Excel to allow manipulation of the data

National fraud initiative

NLWA national fraud initiative statement (PDF)