Freedom of information (FOI): published information
Our publication scheme (pdf, 672k) (opens new window) explains the type of information we publish
Make a Freedom of Information request if you can't find what you're looking for on this page.
Council and Mayor
How the council works
How long the Mayor serves for, information about our councillors.
Our constitution (pdf, 38k) (opens new window)
How the council operates and the procedures which are followed.
Employment, equalities and HR
Employment data, equalities and HR policies workforce
Information about equalities charts, vacant posts, leavers, sickness and temporary employees.
Also includes HR policies that we use; worklife balance, expenses and pay policy.
Budget and finances
Our revenue and capital budgets, and our medium term spending plans.
How the Audit Commission audits our accounts.
Items or services purchased by the council that cost over £500.
Reports go back to 2010 and are done on a monthly basis.
Business rates - frequently requested information
Empty properties and credit on accounts
Pay and allowances
Councillors' allowances and payments
The basic allowance for a councillor is £11,530. Allowances are for time given and expenses.
Senior officers' pay
Pay policy and pay grades for the City Director and senior officers posts.
Policies and reports
What we do with your personal data
Reports and recommendations produced since 2007.
How decisions are made
The role of the council, the Mayor, Scrutiny and other committees.
Mayor's forward plan
Decisions that are likely to be determined during the next four months.
Births, marriages and deaths
Registers of birth, death, marriage and civil partnership
Order a certificate online, in person or by post.
Empty properties owned by organisations
We cannot give you details of empty properties owned by individuals.
Licenses we issue
Includes alcohol and entertainment licenses, gambling permits, HMO licensing and taxi licensing.
Bristol City Council open data
Includes all our open data on data.gov.uk and annual release datasets.