Transparency

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) is a strategic partnership which brings together the public and private sectors to support economic growth across the local authority areas of East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock. It has a federated model of operation which is principally supported by the Greater Essex Business Board, Kent and Medway Economic Partnership, Opportunity South Essex and Team East Sussex.

We are committed to being open and transparent in the way that we work in order for anyone to easily understand what we do, the decision that we make and how we make them. The following information is therefore shared for this purpose:

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. Find out more and download the SELEP Assurance Framework.

Terms of Reference

The SELEP Strategic Board Terms of Reference were agreed at 9th December 2016 Strategic Board Meeting. The Terms of Reference for the Accountability Board are enshrined within the SELEP Assurance Framework.

Register of Interests

As detailed in our terms of reference we maintain a Register of Strategic Board Members’ Interests. This includes all company directorships, trusteeships, elected offices, remunerated posts and other relevant interests. Individual declarations of interests can be downloaded from the board members page and as the accountability board page.

Conflicts of Interest

Our conflicts of interest policy is detailed within our terms of reference.

Meetings of the Strategic Board

Meetings of the Board are open to the press and public as observers, with the exception of any items that should be treated confidentially for commercial or other reasons. Filming or recording of proceedings should be agreed in advance with the SELEP team. The number of observers may be limited at the discretion of the Chair. View dates of upcoming meetings.

Policy for Public Questions to the Accountability Board

View our policy for public questions to the Accountability Board. View dates of upcoming meetings.

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We welcome feedback on how we exercise our commitment to transparency and we are always looking to make improvements. If you are looking for something that isn’t here, or you would like us to publish information in a different way, please contact us.