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.

Itsets outthe systems and processes, culture and values by which Gloucestershire County Council isworks 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'scommitment to these principlesand sets out how the commitment willaffect all areas of the Council's business.

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