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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.

The Assurance Statement provides a brief formal account on the status of governance for the Black Country LEP and the outcome of the 2018 Annual Conversation between the Black Country LEP and the Government. To download a copy of Annex B Section 151 Assurance Statement, click here.  To download a copy of Annex C, the 2021 Governance Assurance Statement please click here.

All Board Members and Black Country Consortium Ltd staff sign up to the Code of Conduct (Appendix 16) in the Assurance Framework. Board Members Acceptance of Appointment forms are available here.


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 3a Board Recruitment Induction Pack

Appendix 4 People Terms of Reference  

Appendix 5 Business Terms of Reference  

Appendix 6 Place Terms of Reference  

Appendix 7 Funding Sub-Group  

Appendix 8 Other LEP Sub-Groups  

Appendix 9 Programme Management Office  

Appendix 10 Constitution and Functions of the Black Country Executive Joint Committee  

Appendix 11 The Black Country Heads of Regeneration / Working Group - Constitution and Functions

Appendix 12 The Black Country Executive Joint Committee Collaboration Agreement

Appendix 13 The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Access to Information Rules

Appendix 14 Register of Interests

Appendix 15 Complaints Procedure

Appendix 16 Whistleblowing Policy

Appendix 17 BCLEP Initial Proposal Template

Appendix 18 BCLEP Full Business Case Template with Guidance

Appendix 19 Benefit Cost Ratio

Appendix 20 Cross-LEP Statement on Transport (coming soon)

Appendix 21 Monitoring and Assurance Framework - Programme

Appendix 22 Monitoring and Assurance Framework - Projects

Appendix 23 Change Control and Delegated Authority

Appendix 24 Audit, Scrutiny and External Auditors

Appendix 25 LEP Board Structure Chart

Appendix 26 BCC Ltd Governance

Appendix 27 Stakeholder Engagement Plan

Appendix 28 BCLEP Growth Deal Evaluation Plan

Appendix 29 Roles and Responsibilities of WMCA and the 3 LEPs

Appendix 30 PMO Risk Management


To download the Register of Interests for Board Members, please select the relevant Board Member and follow the link.

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
DY5 1LW

Phone – 01384 471102
Email – Sarah_Middleton@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk 

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