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Annual Governance Statement

As part of the arrangements for preparing the Annual Statement of Accounts, the Council is required by law (the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015) to undertake an annual review of the effectiveness of its system of internal control and produce an Annual Governance Statement.

Good practice requires that such a statement should extend beyond a narrow focus on financial controls to cover the way in which the Council determines what its local community wants and needs; decides how those requirements are to be met; and ensures that it delivers what is required without wasting public money.

The Annual Governance Statement looks at how the effectiveness of the Council’s governance arrangements have been monitored and evaluated during the year and looks at any planned changes.

  Annual Governance Statement 2016/2017