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Code of corporate governance

Governance is about how Gloucestershire County 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.

Strong transparent and responsive corporate governance is a key feature of any democratic body whose main function is community development and representation.

It sets out the systems and processes, culture and values by which Gloucestershire County Council works and how it accounts to, engage with and, where appropriate, lead local communities.

Gloucestershire County Council operates through a governance framework that brings together an underlying set of legislative requirements, governance principles and management processes. This code is a public statement of the Council's commitment to these principles and sets out how the commitment will affect all areas of the Council's business.

The Local Code of Corporate Governance and the Annual Governance Statement are presented to the Audit and Governance Committee for approval every year alongside the Statement of Accounts.

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