Financial Transparency

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to providing greater openness and financial transparency through the publication of payments above £500 to external bodies and suppliers. The amounts shown exclude VAT and the expense type is included to indicate the type of goods or services purchased. The data is published on a monthly basis.

Links to this data can be located under the year headings listed below.

2017
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2014 (CSV format) SEP » AUG » JUL

RBFRS Buildings RBFRS Buildings Data (XLS format)

The Sections of the Transparency Code that relates to RBFRS are as follows:

Section 31

Local authorities must publish details of every invitation to tender for contracts to provide goods and/or services with a value that exceeds £5,000. For each invitation, the following details must be published:

  • Reference number
  • Title
  • Description of the goods and/or services sought
  • Start, end and review dates
  • Local authority department responsible

RBFRS has issued the Purchase Orders shown below with a value of £5000 or more..

All RBFRS contracts with a value in excess of £5,000 can be found here.

Section 32

Local authorities must also publish details of any contract commissioned activity, purchase order, framework agreement and any other legally enforceable agreement with a value that exceeds £5,000. For each contract, the following details must be published:

  • Reference number
  • Title of agreement
  • Local authority department responsible
  • Description of the goods and/or services being provided
  • Supplier name and details
  • Sum to be paid over the length of the contract or the estimated anual spending or budget for the contract
  • Value Added Tax that cannot be recovered
  • Start, end and review dates
  • Whether or not the contract was the result of an invitation to quote or a published invitation to tender
  • Whether or not the supplier is a small or medium sized enterprise and/or a voluntary or community sector organisation and where it is, provide the relevant registration number

All RBFRS tender opportunities are advertised on Contracts Finder which is the government approved Tender Portal. To register to receive tender opportunities follow the link here.

View: Fire Authority Pay Policy Statement

Note: Since the publication of the Pay Policy changes have been made to the Senior Management Team pay scales and car scheme. These changes will be reflected in the 2018/19 Pay Policy statement.

View: Corporate Management Team pay scales 

Information regarding senior salaries are published in the annual statement of accounts by Finance.

Table: Trade Union information

Criteria Value
Total number of staff who are union representatives 50
Total number of union representatives who devote at least 50 per cent of their time to union duties 0
Names of all trade unions represented in the local authority FBU (Fire Brigades Union) represented, we recognise UNISON (UK’s biggest public service union), we have members of the RFU (Retained Firefighters Union) and FOA (Fire Officers Association)
A basic estimate of spending on unions represented in the local authority  £3108.98 (between April 2017 and June 2017)
A basic estimate of spending on unions Other than time allowed for Union activity there are no other direct associated costs
Basic estimate of spending on unions as a total pay bill Less than 0.02% (between April 2017 and June 2017)
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