The definition used by the Council to define Corporate Governance is set out in the Guidance publication produced jointly by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives "Corporate Governance in Local Government - a Keystone for Community Governance" as follows: -
"Corporate governance is the system by which local authorities direct and control their functions and relate to their communities".
In order to demonstrate how the Council complies with these principles it has produced a Local Code of Corporate Governance. To view a full copy of the Code click on the link below.
We are required to produce an annual governance statement which is shown below along with the self assessment to support the statement.