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Annual Governance Statement and Local Code of Corporate Governance

Members of Civic Affairs Committee are required to approve the Annual Governance Statement (AGS), prior to the consideration of the draft Statement of Accounts. Members should:
• Note the arrangements for compiling, reporting on and signing the AGS;
• Note the progress made by the Council on issues reported in the previous AGS;
• Note the issues emerging during the financial year which are considered for inclusion in the AGS;
• Note any updates to the Local Code of Corporate Governance; and
• Approve the contents of the AGS.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/05/2019

Decision due: 24 Jul 2019 by Civic Affairs

Department: Shared Services

Contact: Jonathan Tully, Head of Shared Internal Audit Service Email: jonathan.tully@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: The AGS is completed annually, to accompany the Statement of Accounts, using the Framework for Delivering Good Governance in Local Government. The AGS reflects all of the Council’s activities. Examples of good corporate governance are included in a Local Code of Governance, which is also reported to the Committee. The Council reviews compliance with the Local Code of Governance to help inform the AGS and identify opportunities for improvement. The purpose of this report is to update Civic Affairs Committee on the progress of actions identified in the previous year’s AGS, and also to communicate actions included in the current AGS following the review.

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