The Local Government Transparency Code 2015 and The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 require local authorities to publish the following information on trade union facility time.
Section One  The Local Government Transparency Code 2015
The effective date for this section of the report is 31 March 2022.
1. The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives  including general, learning and health and safety.
Union  Actual representatives  Full time equivalent representative count  Full time equivalent for year 2021/22 
Unison  6  5.78  1.0446 
Unite  3  3  0.0019 
GMB  0  0  0 
Totals  9  8.78  1.0466 
2. The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least 50% of their time to union activities.
 Total actual = 1
 Total full time equivalent = 1
3. The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority.
 Unison
 Unite
 GMB
4. A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary).
2021/2022:
 Mean salary in the council as published in the 2020 pay policy statement = £35,137
 Basic estimate of spending = £36,774.38
5. A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill.
 Basic estimate of spending = £36,774.38
 Total pay bill = £50,203,382.00
 Percentage = 0.07%
Section Two  The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017
The relevant period for this report is 1 April 2021  31 March 2022.
1. The total number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period.
 Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period = 10
 Full time equivalent employee number = 9.78
2. How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%50%, c) 51%99%, or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time.
Percentage of time  Number of employees 2021/2022 
0%  5 
1%50%  4 
51%99%  0 
100%  1 
3. Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time.
We calculated the percentage by dividing the total cost of facility time, (using the individuals' hourly rate with an on cost of 30% added), by the total pay bill. As it is not possible to identify individual employees from this figure, it was not necessary to use a notional hourly cost.
 Total cost of facility time = £46,493.54 = 0.0926%
 Total pay bill = £50,203,382.00
4. As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?
Total paid facility time hours  Paid trade union activities  % 
1,736.37  87.78  5.06% 
We calculated the percentage by dividing the paid activities facility time by the total of the facility time (which includes duties and activities).
Section One  The Local Government Transparency Code 2015
The effective date used for Section One is 31 March 2021.
 The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives  including general, learning and health and safety.
Union 
Actual reps as at 31.03.21 
FTE (actual / all work) 
FTE for year 2020/21 (union work) 
Unison 
6 
5.78 
1.0528 
Unite 
2 
2 
0 
GMB 
0 
0 
0 
Totals 
8 
7.78 
1.0528 
 The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities.
Total Actual 
1 
Total FTE 
1 
 The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority
UNISON
UNITE
GMB
 A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary)
2020/2021 

Mean salary in the council as published in the 2020 pay policy statement 
£35,633 
Basic estimate of spending 
£37,514.42 
 A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of fulltime equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).

Figures 
Percentage 
Basic estimate of spending 
£37,514.42 
0.08% 
Provide the total pay bill 
£48,521,399.48 
Section Two  The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017
The relevant period for this section is 1 April 2020 – 31 March 2021.
 The total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?
Number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period 
Fulltime equivalent employee number 
11 
10.78 
 How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%50%, c) 51%99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?
Percentage of time 
Number of employees 
2019/2020 figures 
0% 
4 
3 
150% 
5 
6 
51%99% 
0 
0 
100% 
2 
1 
 Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
The percentage was calculated by dividing the total cost of facility time, (using the individuals hourly rate with an on cost of 30% added), by the total pay bill. As it is not possible to identify individual employees from this figure, it was not necessary to use a notional hourly cost.
Figures 
Percentage 

Provide the total cost of facility time 
£48,989.44 
0.101% 
Provide the total pay bill 
£48,521,399.48 
 As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?
Total paid facility time hours 
Paid TU activities 
Percentage 
1841.52 
20.58 
1.12% 
The percentage was calculated by dividing the paid activities facility time by the total of the facility time (which includes duties and activities).
2019/20
The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 and The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, requires local authorities to publish the following information on trade union facility time.
Section One  The Local Government Transparency Code 2014
The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives  including general, learning and health and safety.
Union 
Actual representatives 
FTE 
2018/2019 FTE 
Unison 
Full Time 
1 
1 
Unison 
Part Time 
0.053 
0.165 
Unite 
Part Time 
0.075 
0.121 
GMB 
Part Time 
0.000 
0.000 
The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities:
 Total actual = 1
 Total FTE = 1
The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority:
 UNISON
 UNITE
 GMB
A basic estimate of spending on unions, this is calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary.
 Mean salary = £33,748
 Basic estimate of spending = £37,798
A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill. This is calculated as the number of fulltime equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill.
 Basic estimate of spending = £37,798
 Total pay bill = £47,076,766
 Percentage of total pay = 0.08%
Section Two  The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017
The total number of employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period?
 10 (9.19 FTE)
How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%50%, c) 51%99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time?
Percentage of time 
Number of employees 
2018/2019 figures 
0% 
3 
1 
150% 
6 
9 
51%99% 
0 
0 
100% 
1 
1 
The percentage of time spent on facility time is calculated dividing the hours the representative worked on union activities and duties by their actual annual working hours.
Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
The percentage was calculated by dividing the total cost of facility time, (using the individuals hourly rate with an on cost of 30% added), by the total pay bill. As it is not possible to identify individual employees from this figure, it was not necessary to use a notional hourly cost.
 Total cost of facility time = £46,981
 Total pay bill = £47,076766
 Percentage of total pay = 0.998%
As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities?
 Total paid facility time hours = 1,837
 Paid trade union activities = 57
 Percentage = 3.12%
The percentage was calculated by dividing the paid activities facility time by the total of the facility time (which includes duties and activities).
2018/19
The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 and The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017, requires local authorities to publish the following information on trade union facility time.
Section One  The Local Government Transparency Code 2014
The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives  including general, learning and health and safety.
UNISON
 Actual representative (works full time on union duties) = 1.00 FTE
 Actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.165 FTE
GMB
 Actual representative (works part time on union duties) = 0.000 FTE
UNITE
 Actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 1.21 FTE
The total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities.
 Total actual = 1
 Total FTE = 1
The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority.
 UNISON
 GMB
 UNITE
A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary).
 Mean salary in the council = £32,653
 Basic estimate of spending = £41,796
A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill, this is calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill.
 Basic estimate of spending = £41,796
 Total pay bill = £48,672,171
 Percentage = 0.09%
Section Two  The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017
The total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period
 11 (10.10 FTE)
This section details the recognised union officials in the council for the relevant year. The FTE is calculated by dividing the hours the representative worked on union activities and duties by 1702 (hours available to work for full time employees).
How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%50%, c) 51%99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time
Percentage of time  Number of employees  2017/18 figures 
0%  1  3 
150%  9  8 
5199%  0  0 
100%  1  1 
The percentage of time spent on facility time is calculated dividing the hours the representative worked on union activities and duties by their actual annual working hours.
Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
The percentage was calculated by dividing the total cost of facility time, using the individuals hourly rate with an on cost of 30% added, by the total pay bill. As it is not possible to identify individual employees from this figure, it was not necessary to use a notional hourly cost.
 Total cost of facility time = £50,914
 Total pay bill = £48,672,171
 Percentage = 0.1%
As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities
 Total paid facility time hours = 2,043
 Paid trade union activities = 135
 Percentage = 6.6%
The percentage was calculated by dividing the paid activities facility time by the total of the facility time, which includes duties and activities.
2017/18
Section One  The Local Government Transparency Code 2014
The total number (absolute number and full time equivalent) of staff who are union representatives  including general, learning and health and safety.
UNISON
 1 actual representative (works full time on union duties) = 1.00 FTE
 5 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.053 FTE
GMB
 1 actual representative (works part time on union duties) = 0.0320 FTE
UNITE
 5 actual representatives (work part time on union duties) = 0.22 FTE
The total number, absolute and full time equivalent, of union representatives who devote at least fifty percent of their time to union activities.
 1 (1 FTE)
The names of all the trade unions represented in the local authority.
 UNISON
 GMB
 UNITE
A basic estimate of spending on unions (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary).
 Mean salary in the council = £31,608
 Basic estimate of spending = £41,090
A basic estimate of spending on unions as a percentage of the total pay bill (calculated as the number of full time equivalent days spent on union duties multiplied by the average salary divided by the total pay bill).
 Total cost of facility time = £41,090
 Total pay bill = £48,486,609
 Percentage = 0.08%
Section Two  The Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017
The total number of your employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period
 12 (10.69 FTE)
How many of your employees who were relevant union officials employed during the relevant period spent a) 0%, b) 1%50%, c) 51%99% or d) 100% of their working hours on facility time
Percentage of time  Number of employees 
0%  3 
150%  8 
5199%  0 
100%  1 
Percentage of pay bill spent on facility time
 Total cost of facility time = £58,604
 Total pay bill = £48,486,609
 Percentage = 0.12%
As a percentage of total paid facility time hours, how many hours were spent by employees who were relevant union officials during the relevant period on paid trade union activities
 Total paid facility time = 2,453
 Paid trade union activities = 133
 Percentage = 5.43%