We are responsible for making sure that our business is conducted in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded, properly accounted for and used economically and efficiently.
We also have a duty under the Local Government Act 1999 to put in place proper arrangements for:
- the continuous improvement of our functions
- the governance of our affairs, including those of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the Firefighters' Pension Scheme, which includes arrangements for the management of risk.
The Annual Governance Statement explains how the County Council has complied with the Governance Framework. It also meets the requirements of Regulation 6 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 in relation to the publication of the statement of internal control.