Our Accountability and Assurance Framework sets out in more detail how we make decisions. It is a comprehensive document which is reviewed annually to ensure it is compliant with the Government’s national Assurance Framework for LEPs. Since the agreement of a devolution deal with Government a Single Investment Fund (SIF) has been created by the Combined Authority, governed by a SIF Assurance Framework. This together with the LEP Assurance Framework provides a holistic governance framework for the City Region. As part of our assurance to Government a LEP Annual Meeting takes place with Government known as the Annual Conversation. As part of this review the LEP Chair and Managing Director provide an assurance statement on the status of the LEP’s governance and transparency. To read the statement please click here.