Corporate Governance is the term used to describe the system by which Local Authorities direct and control their functions and relate to their communities. Governance is about how the Council ensures that it is doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people in a timely, inclusive, open, honest and accountable manner.
Each local authority is required to develop and maintain an up to date Code of Corporate Governance and to prepare an Annual Governance Statement in order to report publicly on its compliance with the Code.
The Council’s Code of Corporate Governance has been developed in accordance with the seven core principles that should underpin the governance framework of a local authority, as outlined in the CIPFA/SOLACE guidance “Delivering Good Governance in Local Government: Framework 2016 Edition.”
Please see a copy of the Council's Code of Governance.
In preparing the Annual Governance Statement and highlighting improvements as part of the action plan, the Council has used the principles in the CIPFA/ SOLACE Delivering Good Governance in Local Government Framework and broken these requirements into thematic strands to form a ‘Tandridge Governance Framework’. This Framework is then used to undertake the annual governance review.