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Transparency

Crossrail Limited (CRL) is committed to following the Government’s Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency, and will proactively publish information concerning the Crossrail project on this website and/or Transport for London (TfL) website.

We will make all the data available in a format which allows its re-use, including for commercial and research activities.  Where any copyright concerns exist with this data we will make this clear.  

We will only publish personal information if disclosure would not contravene the Data Protection Act, and disclosure is necessary to meet a legitimate public interest.  By being open and accountable we will enable our stakeholders to hold CRL to account, and deliver better value for money.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) we maintain a Publication Scheme which details the information already available in the public domain. Requests for information from Crossrail Ltd (CRL) are handled by Transport for London (TfL).

Information held by CRL which is proactively published is shown in the Crossrail Publication Scheme.


Inventory of Public Data

The inventory of publicly available data set out below is in accordance with the Code of Practice.  This list will be updated as information becomes available and in response to demand. 

Information on the aims of CRL and how the Company is run:


Finance and Performance

Annual Reports and Financial Statements

These are published on the Company Information webpage.

Remuneration of members of the CRL Board and Executive Committee

Details of the remuneration of the Chairman, executive directors and senior staff are published in TfL's Annual Report.

Remuneration of Senior Staff

Information on the job titles and responsibilities of senior Crossrail Ltd staff:

Pay Ratio

The pay multiple (the ratio between the highest paid taxable earnings and the median earnings figure) for Crossrail Ltd in financial year 2018/19 was 11.38. The pay multiple for previous years was:

  • 2017/18: 11.23
  • 2016/17: 19:23
  • 2015/16: 16.57
  • 2014/15: 19.29

The pay multiple for financial years since 2014/15 are not comparable to previous financial years as the basis on which the multiple was calculated has changed to meet the requirements of the Local Government Transparency Code 2015. The pay multiple (the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary) for CRL in financial years prior to FY14/15 is as follows:

  • 2013/14 - 7.51
  • 2012/13 - 7.79
  • 2011/12 - 8.14

Gender pay gap reporting

The aim of the gender pay gap report is to be open and transparent about our overall gender pay gap figures in line with mandatory government regulations.

Record of Crossrail Ltd staff expenses and gifts & hospitality

Loans Sanctioned

CRL operates a season ticket loan scheme for those staff who are required to use National Rail services to attend their place of work. The company made a loan of £1.9 million to the SS Robin Trust in accordance with a Parliamentary undertaking.


Financial Transparency

In line with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 we now publish details of contracts and purchase orders entered into with a value over £5,000.

All expenditure over £500 up to the 2017/18 financial year end are also published. This excludes items in accordance with exemptions available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

This information - CRL expenditure over £500 - is also published on the Transport for London (TfL) website.


Fraud Prevention and Detection

CRL takes the risk of fraud very seriously, which is why there is a distinct oversight committee responsible for constantly assessing the risk of fraud to our business and encouraging the adoption of up to date and proportionate fraud prevention measures within our business and across the wider supply chain. 

The Crossrail Ltd (CRL) Audit Committee reports twice a year to the Transport for London (TfL) Audit and Assurance committee. CRL’s fraud statistics are included with TfL and available on the their Transparency webpage


PROGRAMME PROGRESS

CRL publishes Crossrail Project Updates which are submitted to London Assembly on a monthly basis.

These are independent reviews, general project updates and papers to the Mayor on Crossrail and the Elizabeth line. Appropriate redactions have been applied where necessary in line with FOI requirements.

Details of the Board membership and senior executives are available on the Leadership Team section this website and minutes of Board meetings are maintained by the CRL are available on the Crossrail Board Minutes section of this website.


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Crossrail's policies for the construction of the railway were developed prior to and during the Parliamentary stage of the Crossrail Bill and were embodied in Information Papers submitted to Parliament during the progress of the Bill. 

Specific CRL policies covering areas such as Procurement, Health and Safety and Business Continuity are included in the appropriate sections of the website.  Other internal procedures are maintained on the Crossrail Management System. They will be considered for disclosure on request.

Health & Safety and Environment Policy

CRL is committed to implementing all the provisions in the TfL Health, Safety and Environment Policy (HSE). CRL's policy approach to health, safety and the environment is set out in the Crossrail Programme Health & Safety Policy and the Environmental Sustainability section of this website.

Modern Slavery Statement

CRL has taken action to address the risks of slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of its supply chain.  The Modern Slavery Statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Property Conveyancing

CRL's related property (conveyancing) searches are now carried out by Transport for London (TfL). For further information or to request a property search please contact the Transport for London Railway searches team.

Procurement Policies and Procedures

CRL is committed to responsible procurment. All policies and procedures that govern procurement and delivery activities can be found the Economic Sustainability section of this website

Records Management and Personal Data Policies

CRL maintains policies on information security, retention of records, disposal and archiving of documents and data protection. CRL’s retention schedule has been written to conform to industry best practice and guidance by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators. Policies whose disclosure would not compromise the security of the company’s information are available on request. 

Workforce Diversity

The Company is committed to promoting diversity in its workforce. A detailed report is on the Social Sustainability section of this website.


Terms and Conditions

You are encouraged to use the information made available on the Crossrail website freely and flexibly with only a few conditions.

These are set out in the Open Government Licence for public sector information

For further information on Crossrail's responsibility to transparency, please visit: