Decision Maker: Governance, Audit and Standards Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Members were informed of action taken to develop and comply with statutory obligations regarding corporate governance and noted compliance with the Code on Delivering Good Governance to make any further amendments deemed necessary. The report would be amended to accurately reflect the current Governance arrangements prior to being submitted within the statement of accounts.
The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 required Authorities to conduct a review, at least once in each financial year, of the effectiveness of its system of internal control and this statement would be included within the statement of accounts.
Local Authorities were under a statutory obligation to follow the published approach using the CIPFA/SOLACE document, Delivering Good Governance in Local Government Framework. There were seven core principles to follow. A summary of how the Council met each of the seven core principles, including evidence, and where improvement action or steps had been taken in 2022/23 was provided.
1. the draft Annual Governance Statement as shown in appendix 4 be approved in principle for inclusion in the Council’s statement of Accounts
2. that responsibility be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Chair of this Committee to make any further amendments deemed necessary.
Publication date: 22/05/2023
Date of decision: 22/05/2023
Decided at meeting: 22/05/2023 - Governance, Audit and Standards Committee