Corporate Governance

Annual Statement

The preparation of the annual governance statement is necessary to meet the requirements set out in Regulation 4(2) of the Accounts and Audit regulations 2003, as amended by the Accounts and Audit (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2006 and the Statement must comply with the CIPFA/SOLACE guidance on the form and content of the statement.

Code of Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance is about how the Council ensures that it is doing things right, in the right way, for the right people. It enables the Council to define and pursue its visions effectively in a timely, inclusive, open, honest and accountable manner. The council’s Code of Corporate Governance has been developed in accordance with seven core principles that underpin the governance framework of a local authority outlined by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives. It sets out the arrangements in place to ensure that the Council conducts its business in accordance with the law and proper standards.

The Code is reviewed annually by Councillors, and compliance with the Code is reported annually in the Annual Governance Statement.