Management assurance

Every year an annual review of governance is undertaken to confirm that good governance was in place across the Council during the previous financial year. 

This is a requirement of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and follows the CIPFA framework for delivering good governance in local government which is considered ‘proper practice’ under the regulations.

A new framework was published by CIPFA in 2016 that Councils are required to demonstrate compliance with from April 2017 i.e. for the 2016/17 financial year.  

Specific assurances need to be obtained from Corporate Directors regarding their individual directorates and thus a form of Management Assurance was introduced.

The CIPFA framework contains 7 core principles each with a set of sub-principles. 

Five areas across four of the core principles require management assurance. 

Corporate Directors completed a management assurance for Resources & Commercial, People and Community.