Agenda item

Agenda item

Annual Review of Corporate Governance Policies

Report of the Head of Finance and Customer Services


The Head of Finance presented the report to Members.


In response to a question in relation to the effectiveness of the policies, Members were assured that they were embedded into management training at all levels and included into employment contracts.  All policies were also available to view and complete online.  It was confirmed that the effectiveness was difficult to measure and that a record was not kept for all policies.  However it was noted that some instances of policies being used, such as whistleblowing, were reported to the Audit and Governance Committee.


In response to a suggestion that reviews of the policies be undertaken by other local authorities rather than in-house, the Audit Manager explained that they were standard policies that were compared with neighbouring authorities as good practice. 


The Chair thanked the Members for their contributions and confirmed that comments would be presented to Cabinet when considering the report.


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