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Luton Borough Council

Council publication scheme


Every public authority is required to adopt and maintain a publication scheme setting out the classes of information it holds and the manner in which it intends to publish the information.

The purpose of a scheme is to ensure a significant amount of information is available, without the need for a specific request.

Schemes are intended to encourage organisations to publish more information proactively and to develop a greater culture of openness.

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance.
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The council constitution sets out how we operate and how decisions are made.
Read our constitution
Information about local councillors including their places on committees and declarations of interest.
Learn more about your councillors
The standards committee promotes and maintains high standards of conduct by members and monitors the operation of the council's Statutory Code of Conduct for Members.
Find out about the standards committee
Information about the Chief Executive, Corporate Directors and Heads of Service.

View our senior management structure chart (pdf)
The Sustainable Community Strategy was developed by the Luton Forum bringing together partners from the public, private, and voluntary and community sectors to set out a long term plan for the town.
View our sustainable community strategy (pdf)

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts.
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We produce an annual set of accounts prepared in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
View our annual accounts
Quarterly reports giving detail of all our spending over £250
View our monthly reports

Please note: all figures are inclusive of VAT where they apply and have been rounded to the nearest pound (£).


Bed and breakfast: 838,114.69
PSL: 7,086,105.00
Nightly let: n/a
Dilapidations costs: 250,382.85
Total: 8,174,603


Bed and breakfast: 1,987,717.80
PSL: 7,060,078.00
Nightly let: n/a
Dilapidations costs: 157,414.66
Total: 9,205,210


Bed and breakfast: 4,558,514.00
PSL: 6,294,373.00
Nightly let: n/a
Dilapidations costs: 272,289.23
Total: 11,125,176


Bed and breakfast: 4,396,136.84
PSL: 6,900,539.04
Nightly let:3,141,345.16
Dilapidations costs: 224,762.45
Total: 14,662,783


Bed and breakfast: 41,505
PSL: 8,160,989
Nightly let: 6,028,094
Dilapidations costs: 139,017
Total: 14,369,605

Temporary accommodation spend 2013-18

For more information, please visit the Trade union facility time webpage.

The pay policy statement gives details of the pay and reward for members of staff.
View our pay policy statement
Local authorities are required, by law, to make a scheme of allowances for their elected members and to establish and maintain an independent remuneration panel to make recommendations about the scheme and the amounts to be paid.
Learn more about the panel
Information about how to sell services or goods to the council and how to tender to deliver services.
Find out how to do business with us

The code requires the following data to be published regarding grants.

Annual publication publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. This can be achieved by either:

  • tagging and hence specifically identifying transactions which relate to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations within published data on expenditure of over £500 or published procurement information
  • by publishing a separate list or register

For each identified grant, the following information must be published as a minimum:

  • date the grant was awarded
  • time period for which the grant has been given
  • local authority department which awarded the grant
  • beneficiary
  • beneficiary’s registration number
  • summary of the purpose of the grant
  • amount

What our priorities are and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews
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Our key focus is the LIF - an ambitious plan for major town-wide transformation.
View LIF
The soLUTiONs Partnership Plan sets out a shared approach to continue tackling crime and antisocial behaviour over a two year period, including specific priorities.
View the partnership plan
The Corporate Plan sets out the framework for the Council to achieve its priorities through service plans and partnership plans
View the corporate plan
This section gives the latest information abut how well the Council is performing when measures against its key performance indicators.
View our performance

Counter fraud work


Number of occasions powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar powers were used.

Nil, Luton Council is a partner to the Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service and use the National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN) to conduct such enquiries on their behalf.

Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of employees undertaking investigations and prosecutions of fraud.


Total number (absolute and full time equivalent) of professionally accredited counter fraud specialists.


Total amount spent by the authority on the investigation and prosecution of fraud.

£230,764 (SAFS fee)

Total number of fraud cases investigated.

98 cases investigated and closed in year.

The plan for the future development of the local area, drawn up in consultation with the community
View the local plan
This document sets out the plan for the transport infrastructure for Luton and the surrounding area.
View the transport plan
This sets out how we will develop our services to meet the financial challenges in the foreseeable future
View the transformation strategy (pdf)
This is a plan to reduce the numbers of children and young people aged under 18 years becoming involved in crime, and the prevention of reoffending by those young people under 18 years of age already in the system.
View the youth strategic plan (pdf)
Information which informs our decisions abut health and wellbeing.
Find out more about the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations.
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Information about our committee system including agendas, minutes and papers.
Go to CMIS
Our committees that have decision-making responsibilities.
Learn more about the committees
Details of current and previous consultations with the opportunity to take part.
Visit our consultation portal
How to make a petition to the Council.
Found out how to make a petition

Freedom of information responses

Our disclosure log provides details of the requests for information made to us under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the subsequent responses that we feel are of interest to the wider public.

Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
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A list of land and building that have been nominated as important to the local community. A list of land and building that have been nominated as important to the local community.
View the assets
All local authorities are required to maintain a public register of contaminated land within their borough. The information kept on the register relates to regulatory action and remediation.
View register
All local authorities are required to maintain a public register of council owned land and property within their borough.
Please note the data that has been provided is a snapshot at the date the data was extracted. It is intended to update the data annually in accordance with the guidance. Some blank fields will exist where data does not currently exist. Please email us at [email protected] if you have queries on a particular asset.
View register
The list of people entitled to vote in local, national and European elections
View the electoral register
The register shows whether there are any enforceable obligations or charges (both financial and non financial) registered against property
View the land charges register
Details of planning applications including progress and the ability to comment online
View and comment on applications

The services we offer

Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.
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Recent information circulated to the media.
Read our latest news releases
Pay council tax, rent, parking tickets and other bills online
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