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Annual Governance Statement

The Annual Governance Statement is a statutory document, which explains the processes and procedures in place to enable the council to carry out its functions effectively.

The statement is produced following a review of the council's governance arrangements and includes an action plan to address any significant governance issues identified.

Until 2009/10, we were required to include the Annual Governance Statement with the statement of accounts and it was therefore published as part of that document. From 2010/11, the Annual Governance Statement does not have to be included within the statement of accounts.

Duncan Whitfield CPFA OBE, Strategic Director of Finance and Governance

Southwark Council
160 Tooley Street

Page last updated: 12 October 2023


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