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Transparency

Transparency

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we are required to publish some information under a publication scheme.

We publish information in line with the Local Government Transparency Code issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government in February 2015.

We publish a schedule of publications including dates for Board papers, financial reports and contracts.  Printed copies of any of the publications listed within this scheme can be obtained by contacting us.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information act 2000 provides a right to request access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities like Transport for the North.  Prior to April 2018 all freedom of information requests we received were handled by Transport for Greater Manchester.

Submitting a "Freedom of Information" request

You can submit a freedom of information request by emailing info@transportforthenorth.com

Alternatively, you can send your request through post to:

FOI Request
Transport for the North
4 Piccadilly Place
Manchester
M1 3BN

Please give us as much detail as possible in your request. We will make a response within 20 working days (not including weekends and bank holidays).

*Please note that under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act you may request information that we already hold. We are not required to create new information in response to a request.

Who we are

Find out more about our Leadership team and Board members. Information on the remuneration of senior staff, including expenses, is published. We also publish job titles and responsibilities of senior staff.

What we spend

Our business plan has a summary of revenue budget estimates and capital expenditure plans. Our first annual statement of accounts will be available in July 2019. Prior to this, accounts relating to our organisation can be found spread between Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Sheffield City Region, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester’s annual report’s and statement of accounts.

What our priorities are and how we are doing

We regularly update our website with information regarding our priorities and progress updates against reports and plans.

How we make decisions

Find out about us and how the organisation is run including key governance information on meetings and committees.

We publish our business plan, Constitution and organisation chart, which is available on request.

Our policies and procedures

You can find out about all our HR policies and procedures that we have in place for delivering our functions and responsibilities. You can also read our access to information policy and how much time we spend on trade union facilitation.

Lists and registers

We do not hold any registers which are open to public inspection.  We do however have a register of gifts and hospitality which is available on request.

The services we offer

We publish all reports and media releases as they become available. You can also read material on all our programmes.

Consultations

We are committed to running open and transparent consultations but we are not hosting any at this time, we keep our website up to date and details of consultations can be found here.

Insurance

In line with the requirements of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 and our approach to transparency please find copies of our: Certificate of Compliance for Employers Liability Insurance and Public Liability Insurance