Decision details

Local Code of Corporate Governance

Decision Maker: Accounts and Audit

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Director of Resources & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report for Committee to consider the Local Code of Corporate Governance for 2023/24.


The Code is reviewed and approved annually by this committee and is the Council’s forward-looking statement of how the governance culture of the organisation will be driven. Within the framework there are seven core principles that look to steer the application of good governance in everything that members and staff undertake by highlighting how their work on behalf of the council will be approached.


The document clearly communicated the key Governance principles and the expected ‘behaviours’ or culture that the CIPFA/Solace publication ‘Delivering Good Governance in Local Government’ would expect, and there was clear linkage to how such ‘behaviours’ or culture could be evidenced within the Council, principle by principle.




Approve the Local Code of Corporate Governance as attached to the report.


Report author: Averil Crowther

Publication date: 03/07/2023

Date of decision: 28/06/2023

Decided at meeting: 28/06/2023 - Accounts and Audit

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