Better governance and use of resources

What steps are we taking to improve?

  1. By transforming innovating and changing the way we work and deliver services. Our Transform, Innovate and Change (TIC) programme is aimed at thinking differently, acting differently and therefore delivering differently.
  2. We shall follow the 7 Principles of Good Governance set out Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)/ Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE):
    1. Integrity and Values (Behaving with integrity, demonstrating strong commitment to ethical values, and respecting the rule of law)
    2. Openness and engagement (Ensuring openness and comprehensive stakeholder engagement)
    3. Making a difference (Defining outcomes in terms of sustainable economic, social, & environmental benefits)
    4. Making sure we achieve what we set out to do (Determining the interventions necessary to optimise the achievement of the intended outcomes)
    5. Valuing our people; engaging, leading and supporting (Developing capacity and the capability of leadership and individuals)
    6. Managing risks, performance and finance (Managing risks and performance through robust internal control and strong public financial management)
    7. Good transparency and accountability (good practices, reporting, and audit to deliver effective accountability)

Our focus for 2021-22 will be on:

  • Embed tackling inequality across all of the Council’s objectives

The success for this objective will be measured by:

  • ‘Do it online’ payments
  • People can access information about the Authority in the way they would like to
  • People know how to find what services the Council provides
  • People have an opportunity to participate in making decisions about the running of local authority services
  • Staff sickness absence levels
  • Organisational ‘running costs’
  • We ask for people’s views before setting the budget