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The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003 introduced the requirement for the Council to publish, with the financial statements, a Statement of Internal Control.  The scope of this has been widened over subsequent years to encompass areas beyond merely financial controls with the Council's systems.  The latest development is to replace the Statement of Internal Control with an Annual Governance Statement which has a wider scope still and embraces the whole way that the Council is managed and run.

 

The Audit Commission’s view is that governance is about how local government bodies ensure that they are doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people, in a timely, inclusive, open, honest and accountable manner.

 

It comprises the systems and processes, cultures and values, by which local government bodies are directed and controlled and through which they account to, engage with and where appropriate, lead their communities.

 

The annual governance statement is a public report by the Council on the extent to which it complies with its own local governance code, including how it has monitored the effectiveness of its governance arrangements in the year, and on any planned changes in the coming period.

 

Links/Forms

 

To view the Annual Governance Statement please follow the link below.

 

PDF Document: Annual Governance Statement 2014 (136KB)

 

Link: Open Council

 

Contacts

 

Annual Governance Statement 

Telephone: (01902) 696607
Fax: (01902) 6966136
Email: accountancy@sstaffs.gov.uk
 
Or in writing to:
 
Director of Finance         
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices
Codsall
Wolverhampton
WV8 1PX
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