Assurance Framework

The Black Country LEP currently follows an assurance framework which guides local decision making to support accountability, transparency and value for money. Our framework follows national guidelines, practices and standards.

The framework document covers Local Growth Fund funding flowing through the Black Country LEP, and ensures we have robust value for money processes in place.

To download a copy of the Black Country Assurance Framework document, please click here. 

To download a copy of the appendices, please click on the relevant link below:

Appendix 1 Geography
Appendix 2 The Local Enterprise Partnership Board
Appendix 3 LEP Board Recruitment and Selection process 
Appendix 4 People Theme Advisory Group 
Appendix 5 Business: Competitiveness and Enterprise Theme Advisory Group
Appendix 6 Place Making and Land Theme Advisory Group
Appendix 7 Funding Sub-Group
Appendix 8 Other LEP Sub-Groups
Appendix 9 Programme Management Office
Appendix 10 Black Country Executive Joint Committee
Appendix 11 Black Country City Deal, Growth Deal and Combined Authority Advisory Board
Appendix 12 Black Country City Deal, Growth Deal and Combined Authority Working Group
Appendix 13 Collaboration Agreement
Appendix 14 Cross-LEP statement on transport
Appendix 15 Access to Information Rules and Freedom of Information
Appendix 16 Registration and Declaration of Interests / Gifts and Hospitality
Appendix 17 Local Growth Deal Programme – Roles and Responsibilities
Appendix 18 Complaints Procedure and Customer Care Charter
Appendix 19 Whistleblowing allegations
Appendix 20 Templates: Initial Proposal and Full Business Case
Appendix 21 Black Country Performance Management Framework
Appendix 22 Benefit Cost Ratio Methodology
Appendix 23 Transport Project Assurance
Appendix 24 Accountable Body Monitoring, Compliance and Audit Framework
Appendix 25 Change Control and Delegated Authority
Appendix 26 Audit, Scrutiny and External Auditors
Appendix 27 LEP Board Structure Chart
Appendix 28 Articles of Association
Appendix 29 Memorandum of Understanding
Appendix 30 BC LEP MarComms Strategy
Appendix 31 Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Appendix 32 Themed Communication Action Plans
Appendix 33 Growth Deal Evaluation Plan
Appendix 34 BCC Ltd Audit Committee Terms of Reference
Appendix 35 Scheme of Delegation for the BC LEP
Appendix 36 Managing Conflicts of Interest
Appendix 37 BC Land and Property Investment Fund Project Governance Lifecycle

To download the Register of Disclosures and General Notices, please click here.

Download the Complaints Procedure here.
Any enquiries relating to the Framework should, in the first instance, be directed to:

Sarah Middleton
Chief Executive
Black Country Consortium Ltd
The Deckhouse
Waterfront West
Dudley Road
Brierley Hill

Phone – 01384 471102
Email –