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Mayor of London

Transparency

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With responsibility for 10 billion journeys a year and an annual budget of £9bn we are a complex organisation which publishes a huge amount of data on a range of subjects including contracts, expenditure, how reliable our services are, customer satisfaction, journey data, and our financial performance. This data helps people understand how we run London's transport network, and how we spend the money raised through fares and taxes.

Openness and transparency is helping to transform the way we operate. It strengthens our relationships with customers and stakeholders, and raises awareness of how we can work with local communities and businesses to improve our services.

Also, this information enables innovation in the way our customers travel, with our data feeds leading to the development of a number of smartphone apps to help people get around the Capital. Transparency also helps us drive efficiency across the business.

By being open and accountable we:

  • Enable our stakeholders to hold TfL to account
  • Deliver better value for money
  • Help businesses and non-profit organisations to develop innovative applications using our data

We publish information in line with the Local Government Transparency Code of Practice issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government in October 2014.

We are building on our commitment to openness and transparency and regularly publish new information. We are consulting on our approach to transparency and welcome suggestions about what more we should publish. The consultation is open until 8 March 2015.

Contracts is one area where we are publishing substantially more. In July 2012 we began publishing contracts over the value of £10m. Since then the monetary threshold has been lowered and we publish all contracts with a value above the appropriate OJEU threshold, entered into as a result of an Invitation to Tender and issued after 1 September 2013.

In line with the October 2014 Transparency Code of Practice we now publish details of tenders and contracts entered into with a value over £5,000.

Older contracts will be published on request and any contract announced in a press release will also be published.

We publish details of expenditure of more than £250 (including all expenditure on corporate procurement cards), allowing even greater scrutiny of how money is spent. The threshold was lowered from £500 in August 2013.

About TfL

Find out about us and how the organisation is run including key governance information on meetings of the Board, its Committees and Panels, TfL's Standing Orders, our Annual Reports, legislative framework and company structure.

Organisation

You can how our business is structured in our organisation chart.

Board members and Chief officers

Find out more about our Board members and Chief Officers including short biographies, their declared interests and information on any expenses paid and gifts and hospitality received.

Senior staff information

Information on the remuneration of senior staff is published in TfL's Annual Report.  We also publish job titles and responsibilities of senior staff.

The pay multiple (the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary) for TfL in 2011/12 was 8.14 and in 2012/2013 was 7.79. The pay multiple for TfL in 2013/14 was 7.51.

See details of offers to TfL staff of tickets to London 2012 Games events and related hospitality.

Contracts, tenders and expenditure

Earls Court Village development

Capital & Counties Properties PLC and TfL have established a joint venture, Earls Court Partnership Limited, which will enable the development of Earls Court 1 and 2 in line with the Earls Court Masterplan. See the Earls Court transaction documents. A report into the feasibility of moving the activities at Lillie Bridge Depot has been completed. See the Lillie Bridge Depot Feasibility report.

Property asset register

Please see the Property Asset Register for mapping information about TfL's land ownership.

Funding to London Boroughs

We allocate money to the London boroughs to spend on projects which support the Mayor's Transport Strategy through a Local Implementation Plan.

Finance, operations and performance

We publish a report every quarter with updates on how well our services are operating and how we are performing financially. See reports on our finances and the performance of our services.

We also publish operational and performance data that we are regularly asked about, including:

Safety

Internal audits

We carry out regular audits of our activities and, where issues are found, actions are agreed to address them. See our final internal audit reports.

Fraud prevention and detection

We employ five counter fraud specialists, all of whom are professionally accredited. They work to prevent and detect fraud and to improve awareness of fraud across the organisation.

In 2013/14 we spent a total of £375,000 (including salary costs) on fraud awareness, prevention, investigation and prosecution. We investigated 38 cases of suspected fraud. TfL does not have powers under the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud (Power to Require Information) (England) Regulations 2014, or similar.

We publish a report on fraud prevention work twice a year to the Audit and Assurance committee

We also devote substantial resources to the prevention and detection of fare evasion on our network.

Freedom of Information requests

We receive many Freedom of Information (FOI) requests which ask for the same information, so to help people access this data more easily we will be proactively publishing information that we get regular requests for. This information can be found in Finance, operations and performance.

We also publish our performance figures for FOI so you can see how we are doing in responding to the many requests we receive.

To make a request for information please write to us, detailing the information you want and giving an address for our response. You can apply by post or email to:

FOI Case Management Team
Information Governance
Transport for London
Floor 7, Windsor House
London SW1H 0TL

Email: foi@tfl.gov.uk

We deal with requests as quickly as possible and within the FOI Act's statutory timescales.

Sometimes we have to pass requests to partner organisations within the Greater London Authority for some or all of the information. We will let you know if this happens.

Find out more about the FOI requests we get and our performance in responding to them.

Many of the FOI requests we receive are made through an external website, What Do They Know, where you can view requests, and our replies, or make an FOI request to us yourself.

Consultations

Read about what we consult on. Find our current consultations on the Consultation hub.

Planned works

Information about planned lift and escalator works and the planned works calendar can be found in Status updates.

More information is available on Crossrail.

Working Timetables

We publish working timetables which are the rail industry version of public timetables. They show all movements on the Tube network including empty trains and train movements in and out of depots. They include identification codes for each train, times at locations other than stations (eg junctions).

Complaints reports

Short summaries of our complaints data for Q3 (2012/13) and Q4 (2012/13) can be found in our quarterly progress reports and detailed summaries of our complaints data can be found in our Operational and Financial Performance report from Q1 (2013/14) onwards.

Terms & conditions

You are encouraged to use and re-use the information made available through this page, freely and flexibly, with only a few conditions. These are set out in the Open Government Licence for public sector information.

Please note that the Open Government Licence conditions do not apply to the information also made available to open data users. This information is subject to the Transport data service terms & conditions and Syndication Developer Guidelines.

Contact us about transparency

Howard CarterHoward Carter, General Counsel

foi@tfl.gov.uk

Information Governance.

Address details Transport for London
Floor 7, Windsor House
London SW1H 0TL