Decision details

Code of Corporate Governance

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Warwickshire County Council’s Local Code of Corporate Governance was last updated and approved in 2016. Our transformation journey, including organisational restructure and new ways of working, requires the governance code to be reviewed and revised to be fit for future purpose. Learning points from our COVID-19 response actions and recovery planning will also inform updates to the code.


Councillor Kam Kaur (Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation) informed the meeting that a review of the Code of Corporate Governance had been requested by the council’s external auditors. The revised document now complies with the guidance produced by CIPFA. The draft document had been considered and welcomed by the council’s Audit and Standards Committee at its meeting on 23 March 2021.


Councillor Kam Kaur closed by stating that the Code of Corporate Governance should be readily accessible to staff and members of the public.




1.       That the Cabinet approves the draft Code of Corporate Governance.


2.       That the Strategic Director for Resources is authorised to update the Code to reflect periodic or any necessary changes in our governance control processes.

Report author: John Cole

Publication date: 09/04/2021

Date of decision: 08/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 08/04/2021 - Cabinet

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