Corporate Governance

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.

Our 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. It ensures that we are accountable for the proper conduct of public business and that we review the effectiveness of our arrangements, as recommended by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE).

Our Corporate Code of Conduct includes a Governance Framework, which details the relevant documents, processes and people associated with each principle of the Corporate Governance Code of Conduct.