We have a number of policies that support the work of the South East LEP and its boards to ensure fairness and transparency.
All SELEP Board members and staff sign up to a Code of Conduct (found below) based on the Seven Principles of Public Life; this commitment is included on Registers of Interest for members, and within staff employment contracts.
National Local Growth Assurance Framework Show
SELEP Local Assurance Framework Show
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.
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 Local Growth Assurance Framework published January 2019 and the LEP Governance and Transparency Best Practice Guidance, published in January 2018.
The South East LEP Strategic Board approved a new version of the Assurance Framework at their June 2019 meeting.
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.Assurance Framework