Corporate governance is about delivering our promises, engaging with our communities and maintaining high standards of conduct. It sets the framework for the way in which we work corporately to achieve our priorities and it is essential for the delivery of high-quality services. It is all about doing the right thing.

Corporate governance code of conduct

This corporate governance code of conduct applies to the Council’s elected members and officers. It describes how the Council makes sure it does the right things, in the right way, for the right people.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) recommend that every Council has a local Corporate Governance Code of Conduct to ensure that it is accountable for the proper conduct of public business and that it reviews the effectiveness of its arrangements.

For a copy of the Corporate Governance Code of Conduct please contact Democratic Services.

Corporate governance framework

The corporate governance framework details the relevant documents, processes and people associated with each principle of the Corporate Governance Code of Conduct.

The framework is broken down into the six core principles of the Corporate Governance Code of Conduct.

  • Visions and outcomes
  • Common purpose
  • Standards of conduct
  • Decision making
  • Capacity and capability
  • Community engagement