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Good Governance

We are committed to being open and transparent in the way we work, the way we structure our accountability and in how we make decisions to ensure that anyone can easily understand what we do.

We operate a federated model working closely with partners in the major geographies in our area, East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock, to ensure governance and delivery have strong local representation via established private sector led business boards.

Notable components of our governance are below:

Assurance Framework

The SELEP 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.

Our Policies

We have a number of policies that support the work of the South East LEP and its boards to ensure fairness and transparency.

View of our policies here

Terms of Reference

The SELEP Strategic Board Terms of Reference  were agreed at our  29th June 2018 Strategic Board Meeting.

There are Terms of Reference for all boards and working groups. These are available on the relevant SELEP web pages:

SELEP Terms of Reference
SELEP Terms of Reference

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.

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.

Details of current, upcoming or previous meetings can be found here, results can filtered by meeting type and year.

Policy for Public Questions to the Accountability Board

View our policy for public questions to the Accountability Board. View dates of upcoming meetings. Looking for something else? We welcome feedback on how we exercise our commitment to transparency and we are always looking to make improvements.

Policy for Public Questions to the Accountability Board

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