Good Governance in Local Government


Event summary

These events will focus on providing assurance on the governance framework for local government: Delivering Good Governance in Local Government and the results of the first year of the annual governance statement to relate to the new framework. Topical issues will also be highlighted, including arrangements for accountability and public reporting.


07 March 2018
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30


Royal York Hotel
Station Road
North Yorkshire
YO24 1AA
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

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About this event

As local authorities prepare their review of governance effectiveness for the 2017/18 governance statement this series of workshops will consider the requirements of the framework. Sessions will include:

  • aligning the annual governance statement to the new framework and improving communication
  • vase study of Lincolnshire County Council’s approach to planning assurance and the resulting governance statement for 2016/17
  • accountability for collaborative and commercial arrangements
  • practical discussion on planning assurance on governance
  • governance update
  • new CIPFA Audit Committee Position Statement
  • practical discussions and networking.

Who should attend?

The event will be suitable for those involved in reviewing the effectiveness of governance to support the annual governance statement or preparing the governance statement. It will also be suitable for internal auditors auditing governance for the annual opinion on governance, risk and internal control.

How will I benefit?

Delegates attending this event will gain insights into the governance framework and the review of effectiveness, together with practical examples of local codes and governance statements.

CPD hours



  • Audit
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Police

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana Melville

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.

She has authored the 2018 edition of Audit Committees, Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She was part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.