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Open data: Transparency in local government

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

In addition to the information we are required to make available under the local government transparency code, we also use feedback and information frequently requested under Freedom of Information to identify datasets for publication.

The data on this page are published under the Open Government License and is available for you to re-use as you like, including for commercial and research activities. Where possible we have made 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 or XML). In the case of many of the lists of map reference points, we have made these available as a visual map and a CSV file.



Council structure

Details of staff in the top three levels of the organisation.

Senior employees

Number of employees with a remuneration of at least £50,000.

Senior employee salaries

Details of remuneration for staff earning £50,000 or more.

Pay multiple

Ratio of the highest-paid post and the average salary.

Trade union facility time

Trade unions represented in the local authority and staff representatives.



  • We had 827 employees on 31 March 2020
  • We had 38 apprentices on 31 March 2020 (2.42% of employees, surpasses the 2.3% Government public sector target)
  • 19 new apprentice started working for us in 2019/20


  • Payments over £500 - all invoices paid to our suppliers of £500 or more [PDF and CSV]
  • Procurement card transactions – transactions made on government procurement cards [PDF and CSV]
  • Invitations to tender - Link to LGSS procurement portal. Search 'Cambridgeshire District Councils' under Current Opportunities 
  • Contracts - Link to LGSS procurement portal. Search 'Cambridgeshire District Councils' under Contract Register

Car parks

Parking enforcement

Parking enforcement in council run off-street parking sites is carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council. This dataset provides details of the number of penalty charge notices (PCN) issued in our car parks.

Parking spaces

Cambridge City Council does not operate any on-street parking. This dataset provides details of parking spaces operated by Cambridge City Council.

Car park income

The number of tickets issued and ticket income for car parks operated by Cambridge City Council.


Land and building assets

Land and buildings that form part of our fixed assets.

City council assets

See our assets on the My Cambridgeshire portal – select 'Public sector assets' then Cambridge City' to see this data.

Social housing asset value

Value of social housing stock held in our Housing Revenue Account.

Brownfield sites

The Brownfield Land Register provides details on sites that the Local Planning Authority considers to be appropriate for future residential development. It allows potential developers to easily identify the land within the City that is readily developable.


Dataset Description PDF CSV
Fraud The council's counter fraud work

Fraud 2013-14  [PDF, 12Kb]

Fraud 2015-16  [PDF, 12Kb]

Fraud 2013-14  [CSV, 0Kb]

Fraud 2015-16  [CSV, 1Kb]

Grant payments

Grant payments
Dataset Description PDF XLS
Grants Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

Grant Funding 2015-16  [PDF, 0.3MB]


Grant Funding 2015-16  [XLSX, 0.2MB]


Waste and recycling

Waste contracts: We don't have a contract for waste collection.

Datasets derived from FOI requests

These datasets are published in response to information frequently requested under the Freedom of Information Act. Datasets are updated on a quarterly basis unless otherwise stated. A schema is published alongside each dataset, this sets out field name and field type for each column of data as well as giving a description of the information it holds.

National assisted funerals

Details of funerals arranged by us following the death of an individual intestate and with no next of kin. We will not disclose address and date of birth details, which we believe are exempt from disclosure. In the cases of a referral of an estate to the Treasury Solicitor's Office, details are available from the unclaimed asset list.

Non-domestic rates (business rates)

Historic NDR credits

NDR credits

NDR accounts

Details of all accounts liable for non-domestic rates (business rates) including details of exemptions and reliefs.

Map data

Latitude and longitude or shape files for various items and locations

Transparency – other information