Stockton Council Publication Scheme

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We are required to have a Publication Scheme by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and have adopted the standard Publication Scheme published by the Information Commissioner's Office.

The Scheme sets out the kind of information we routinely make available to the public as part of our normal business activities.

The idea is to encourage the proactive publication of information and develop the culture of openness. It points to information we are required by law to make public and has the intention of making information available, easy to find and use, without people having to contact the Council.

A large amount of information is already available on this website, but if you want more information please contact us and if we can supply it, we will.


Local Transparency

The Council routinely publishes information as part of our usual business activities. This supports the requirements of a publication scheme as set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, both of which encourage the proactive publication of information and the development of a culture of openness and transparency, making information accessible, easy to find and use.

A large amount of information is already available on this website, hyperlinks to the relevant pages have been provided below.

If you would like further information which is not listed below, you can request this via a Freedom of Information request.


Expenditure exceeding £500

Expenditure above £500 is published on a monthly basis, once data has been analysed and coded.

Expenditure on Purchase Cards or Corporate Credit Cards is published for all values of spend on a monthly basis, once data has been analysed and coded.

This information can be found in the Council's Payments to suppliers page.


Procurement information

Contract Register

An up to date list is available of all current contracts either awarded by or participated in by Stockton-on Tees Borough Council which is published via the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) procurement portal.

The contract register includes details of all contracts, commissioned activity and framework agreements.

This register is updated as new contracts are awarded and will therefore always include the latest information, rather than publishing a static register.


Invitations to Tender (ITTs) with contract values over £5,000 or the applicable Local Authority Tender threshold

All current ITTs are published via the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) via the Opportunities Portal.

In order to see Stockton opportunities please follow this process:

  • Click on “Search Latest Opportunities”
  • Select “Stockton Borough Council” from the Organisation dropdown box
  • Then click Search tab. This will display all opportunities that are open to all suppliers, including Invitations to Tender.

This function is updated as new ITTS are published and will therefore always include the latest information, rather than publishing a static record of Tenders.


Council land and property register

The register contains details of our land and building assets. It is updated on an annual basis.

View the Council Land and Property Register (Excel version).

Please note, this information is for indicative purposes only and any specific details should be confirmed with the Land and Property team (see contact details below). Some property records have been removed from the register as they are deemed exempt from publication, these include properties that are used to house individuals and also children’s homes. Please note the register does not include operational public highways.

If the Council does not own the asset, the Land Registry may be able to advise who does but please note they will charge a small fee. Their phone number is 0300 006 0411 or you can visit the HM Land Registry website.

To view what land and buildings the Council currently has on the market, please visit our Available land and property page.

Land and Property contact details:

Address: Land and Property, Municipal Building, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LD

Email: [email protected]


Parking account and Parking spaces

For information relating to parking, this information is contained in our Annual Parking Account, which can be found on our Car parking page.


Senior salaries

Details of senior officers earning more than £50,000.



The Council’s Constitution is available for you to read. Alternatively, if you would like to see the Constitution in person, please contact 01642 527060.


Pay multiple

This information shows the relationship between remuneration of chief officers and the remuneration of other staff. This information is available on our Employee information page, as part of our Pay Policy Statement (section 8.3).


SIRF research report

Market research report commissioned for Stockton International Riverside Festival, which took place in Stockton. The research involved interviews with randomly sampled members of the audience during the festival to measure aspects of the visitor experience and perceptions of the festival, and to consider the economic impact of the festival on Stockton.


Children in our care

When a child or young person is looked after, they might live with an ‘in-house’ SBC foster carer; an independent foster carer; or with carers in a children’s home.

The table below shows the number of children residing in each type of placement mentioned above, in the last five financial years.


Foster Care - SBC Foster Care

Foster Care - Independent Foster Agency (IFA)

Children’s Home

Foster Care - Kinship (Friends and Family)

Placed with Parents


01/04/2019 - 31/03/2020







01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019







01/04/2017 - 31/03/2018







01/04/2016 - 31/03/2017







01/04/2015 - 31/03/2016







01/04/2014 - 31/03/2015








View additional statistics relating to children in our care.

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