Our Governance

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Our Governance2019-01-16T14:55:15+00:00

Open and honest communications

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is a publically funded organisation and, as such, has transparent communications practices in place, which give people confidence in the activities and outputs flowing from BTVLEP.

As guardians of public funds, with Buckinghamshire County Council, our accountable body, we will apply similar standards of transparency as other public sector organisations.

We aim to ensure:

  • Our website, through which local partners and the public can keep in touch with progress on BTVLEP activities, is regularly updated especially latest news items, reports, minutes, etc.

  • We publish papers, decisions, minutes, etc. in line with existing local authority rules and regulations, including the minutes of our delivery arm Buckinghamshire Advantage;

  • We publish an annual report at the start of each financial year, even though we are not legally constituted as a formal entity;

  • There is appropriate local engagement – both with public and private stakeholders to inform key decisions and with the general public around future BTVLEP strategy development.

BTVLEP Assurance & Accountability Framework
BTVLEP Statement of Assurance

updated February 2018

BTVLEP Conflicts of Interest Policy

updated 2018

Local Growth Fund Accountability System Statement

BTVLEP will publish Business Cases and Independent Evaluations for projects supported by our local growth fund schemes, within the Publications & Reports section on this website, and would welcome comments on these assessments. If you have any questions or would like to comment on any project please email: info@buckstvlep.co.uk.

Current Year Operating Budget

updated February 2018

Diversity

BTVLEP will ensure that a regular annual assessment of the membership of the Board and its sub-groups takes place to ensure that the overall membership reflects the diversity of the Buckinghamshire community, and that there are no barriers to participation as a result of gender, race, disability or sexual orientation.

Our constitution ensures that all geographies within the county are represented through local authority membership and that our private sector members represent a mix of both SME and larger businesses.

Board Directors and Staff Register of Interests

There is a requirement for directors and staff to register declarations of interests in accordance with the Companies Act 2006. The Companies Act 2006 requires directors and staff to avoid situations in which a director/staff member “has (or can have) a direct or indirect interest that conflicts, or possibly may conflict, with the interests of the company”.

The register is held by the LEP Executive and will be updated regularly:

Register of Directors’ Interests
Register of Staff Interests

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership collects personal information.

Privacy Policy