Issue - meetings

Local Code of Corporate Governance

Meeting: 15/03/2023 - Governance Committee (Item 45)

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To receive and consider the report of the Monitoring Officer.

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Dave Whelan, Head of Legal and Procurement presented the report of the Director of Governance which updated the Governance Committee on the outcome of a review of the Local Code of Corporate Governance.


The Committee recognised that the Council had an adopted Local Code of Corporate Governance, and although not a requirement, this was compliant with CIPFA Guidance and followed best practice. The Local Code, which was periodically reviewed, set out how the Council delivers its Corporate Governance Framework and explains how it operates.


Members noted that overall, the Code was considered a fundamentally sound document, with no substantial changes. In recent years, the format and presentation of the Code had been improved and the newly adopted policies and processes were referenced. The changes this year related to the update of the equalities policy to reflect the adoption of the newly approved Equality Framework.


Resolved – To approve the Local Code of Corporate Governance at Appendix A.