We publish a Register of Interest for LEP Board members to protect the integrity of our decision-making and to ensure our stakeholders have confidence in us; details of conflicts of interest are also recorded in the minutes of the monthly Board Meeting.
We publish our Board Papers from our quarterly meetings (please refer to our Board Meeting page).
We also publish minutes from our Committees (please refer to our Committee Meetings page).
We publish our most up to date Annual Reports and Abreviated accounts (please refer to our Annual Reports page).
The Coast to Capital Articles of Association explains our purpose as well as our duties and responsibilities.
As a LEP we are required to adhere to our Assurance Framework, which we review on an annual basis. It is a Framework which sets out the governance and arrangements for the Local Growth Fund flowing to the LEP and includes how local growth funded schemes are selected and delivered to ensure maximum impact and best value for money. The Assurance Framework was approved by the Board in February 2018. We are planning to update our Assurance Framework in January 2019 when the new National Assurance Framework is published.
In February 2018 an Independent Scrutiny Review of our Assurance Framework was undertaken (a requirement in our Assurance Framework) and the report and management response can be found here. Coast to Capital is happy to participate in any local authority scrutiny panel it is invited to and holds an annual meeting of the Joint Committee which is responsible for ensuring the democratic accountability of the LEP to all local authorities within its area. We are also planning to introduce a Scrutiny Committee in 2019 to ensure effective and appropriate democratic scrutiny of our investment decisions.
All Board members and staff sign up to our Code of Conduct and act in accordance with the ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’, known as the Nolan Principles.
Complaints Procedure – We take complaints very seriously and whilst we try to provide a good service, we know that sometimes things go wrong.
Whistleblowing Policy - This outlines the process for reporting any perceived wrongdoing within Coast to Capital which does not fall under the remit of our Complaints Policy or staff Grievance Policy. We are committed to creating a work environment with the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability and we take this policy very seriously.
Freedom of Information - Coast to Capital welcomes all FOI requests our stakeholders may have, if you would like to submit an FOI request please go to our contact us page to submit your enquiry and a member of our team will be in contact.
Our Annual Conversation with Government took place on 11 December 2017 and our Governance Assurance Statement from this meeting can be found here.
Our single Accountable Body is Croydon Council who formally took this role on 1 October 2018. The minutes of the Board meeting where this decision was taken can be found here. A Service Level Agreement is being finalised and will available online once it is signed by both parties. Details of previous arrangements can be found in the ‘Related Resources’ section on the right-hand side menu.
For more information about our Governance please refer to the 'Related Resources' section on the right-hand side menu.