Assurance Framework

The SE LEP Assurance Framework is the governance required by Government that details how we will manage the funding we have been given. The purpose of the Assurance Framework is to set out the systems and processes in place that are necessary to manage the delegated funding from Central Government Budgets effectively. It is intended to provide Government and Partners with the assurance that decisions over funding are proper, transparent and deliver value for money. This Assurance Framework reflects the expectations of Government as set out in the National Assurance Framework published October 2016.

The South East LEP Strategic Board agreed a revised version of the SELEP Assurance Framework in February 2017. The final version can be found here or on the right hand side of this page.

Context is provided in the ‘ways of working’ item discussed at the SELEP Strategic Board Meeting 9th December 2016.

The Assurance Framework is supported by Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with local county/unitary councils to devolve project funding and accountability. These agreements are agreed individually between the Accountable Body and the individual councils for each project.