Governance

We are committed to performing good governance and have systems and processes in place to ensure our overall direction, efficiency, regulation and accountability.

Our Accountable Body is Wiltshire Council which manages all public funds delegated to Swindon & Wiltshire LEP.

Each year our Chair, Director and Section 151 Officer write to Government to provide assurance of our governance and transparency. Copies of their letters are also published on this page.

Governance Framework


The Governance Framework is a collection of policies and documents which sets out the processes and structures within which the SWLEP Board, its Subgroups, working groups and staff operate


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The following documents and policies form part of our Governance Framework and are regularly updated. Individual sections of our Governance framework are available for download below:

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Assurance Framework

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Conflicts of Interests Policy

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Whistleblowing Policy

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Governance Framework (Full)

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Section B Board Constitution

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This document outlines the board constitution, including roles and responsibilities, board meetings procedures, decision-making and delegation and financial responsibilities of the accountable body.

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Section D Scheme of Delegation

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Section D reviews how delegation of actions and decisions by the Board may only be made in accordance with the Constitution and this Scheme of Delegation.

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Section F Assurance Framework

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This document sets out the SWLEP’s Assurance Framework, outlining governance arrangements in accordance with Central Government.

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Section H Code of Conduct

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This documents defines the 7 principles which SWLEP Board, its Subgroups and officers shall abide, when carrying out any duties or responsibilities (Selflessness; Integrity; Objectivity; Accountability; Openness; Honesty; and Leadership)

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Section J Remuneration and Expenses Policy

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This document sets the policy for the staff remuneration and expenses and outlines the allowable subsistence for the board members of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Section L Complaints Policy

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This document outlines the process of Confidential reporting of complaints.

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Section A Role and Governance Principles

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Section A covers the SWLEP purpose, each of our strategic objectives, performance drivers, activities for the SWLEP to undertake, and the governance principles that the LEP should ensure and follow.

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Section C Conflicts of Interest

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The Conflicts of Interests policy, defines "Relevant Interest" and "Conflict of interest" and the terms of compliance for all members of the board.

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Section E Finance and Commissioning Policy

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Section E of the Governance Framework covers standing financial authorisations, disbursement of grant funding and use of unitary authority resources.

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Section G Accountable Body Agreement

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The purpose of this Accountable Body Agreement is to set out the respective roles and responsibilities of Wiltshire Council, acting as the accountable body for the SWLEP, and Swindon Council in relation to the application and allocation of the devolved government funding to relevant projects and programmes.

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Section I Transparency Code

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Declaration of compliance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015.

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Section K SWLEP Board Recruitment

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The SWLEP has a Board with a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 20 Members and is constituted in such a way as to ensure that it is business-led, with its Chair and at least 70% of all Members representing the business community. This document outlines the processes and procedure of board member recruitment.

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Section M SWLEP Whistleblowing Policy

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This procedure outlines the process to follow for a Discloser when reporting a perceived wrongdoing within the SWLEP, including something they believe goes against the core values of Standards in Public Life (the Nolan Principles) and the Code of Conduct for SWLEP Board Members and staff.

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Document Library

Archive of all documents related to the operations of the SWLEP

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S151 Governance Compliance

Letter to HM Government 2018

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Governance Assurance

Statement by Director and Chair to HM Government

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S151/73 Assurance Statement

to HM Government

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