The principles of good governance, legislative requirements and management processes by which the council is directed and controlled.
Good governance enables the council to effectively pursue the ambition set out the strategic plan (in The Plan for North Lanarkshire) within appropriate controls and the management of risk. It is also central to ensuring effective scrutiny and delivery of statutory Best Value obligations.
This means ensuring resources are directed in line with agreed policies, priorities, and project management procedures, and there is sound and inclusive decision making and clear accountability for the use of those resources in achieving improved outcomes for service users and communities.
The council reflects the principles set out in the national Delivering Good Governance in Local Government: Framework (published by Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in association with Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE)) in its local code of governance - the Strategic Governance Framework which is reviewed and updated each year.
The Annual Governance Statement is a key document supporting the Strategic Governance Framework that is a produced each year following a review of the council's governance arrangements.
The Annual Governance Statement requires to be published as part of the Annual Accounts each year.
The latest Annual Governance Statement is set out in the links below.