The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership is committed to ensuring that clear governance arrangements and decision making processes are transparent, and that decisions made are proper, based on evidence, and capable of being independently scrutinised.
The LLEP local assurance framework sets out how the LLEP Chief Executive Officer and LLEP representatives will attend regular meetings, including local authority scrutiny committees.
Leicester City Council, as the Accountable Body, exercises scrutiny of the LLEP in order to satisfy itself of the robustness and appropriateness of decisions prior to their implementation.
The audit of the use of LLEP funds will be part of the internal and external audit programmes of the Accountable Body, and will be at least equivalent to those in place for Leicester City Council’s own spending. Specific audits relating to particular funding streams or activities may also be undertaken at the request of the Board or the Government. The outcomes of such audits will be reported through the LLEP governance structures to the Board and any appropriate remedial action will be put into place. The reports of these audits will be submitted to Government, if appropriate, on request.
Next scrutiny meeting
Mandip Rai, LLEP Chief Executive Officer, will attend scrutiny at Leicestershire County Hall on Wednesday 4 September. More information is available here.
Find agendas and other information on the previous scruitiny meetings here.