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Annual Governance Statement

The Annual Governance Statement explains the processes and procedures in place to enable the Mayoral Combined Authority to carry out their functions effectively.

View the Draft Annual Governance Statement 2024-25 (pdf 261 kb).

Annual Assurance Statement from LEP Chair and Chief Executive

As part of the annual review by Government each year, each LEP is required to produce a written statement on the status of governance and transparency.

The Annual Assurance Statement – LEP Chair and SYMCA Chief Executive (PDF, 157kb) outlines the actions that have been taken over the last year to strengthen our governance arrangements and improve our transparency.

External Audit

To ensure that we are being efficient and effective in our use of public money and resources, we appoint an external auditor to review the operations of the organisation every year.

Quarterly Monitoring

We undertake quarterly monitoring of financial performance and capital programme delivery during each year to ensure that the overall spending of the Combined Authority is within available resources.