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Agenda item

2014/15 Annual Governance Statement

Joint Report of the Treasurer to the Joint Committee / Corporate

Director: Resources and the Corporate Director of Neighbourhood



The Joint Committee considered a Joint Report of the Corporate Director Neighbourhood Services and Corporate Director Resources and Treasurer to the Joint Committee which provided details of the Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for the year April 2014 to March 2015.


The Head of Finance – Financial Services, Paul Darby reminded Members that the AGS was prepared in line with CIPFA and SOLACE guidance and formed part of the Small Bodies in England Annual Return for the Joint Committee.  Councillors were reminded that the AGS set out the governance framework for the Joint Committee and was informed by the views of Internal Audit, which had been set out in the report to the Joint Committee in April.  There were no significant governance issues or matters worthy of disclosing in the AGS.




That the Annual Governance Statement be approved for consideration as part of the Small Bodies in England Annual Return 2014/15 and that the Chairman be authorised to sign the Statement.


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Democratic Services
Durham County Council
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