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The Code of Corporate Governance forms a series of regulatory documents and protocols which govern how we operate and take decisions.

The procedures are followed to ensure our actions are fair, efficient, transparent and accountable.

Constitutions, memberships and terms of reference

Standing Orders Court of Aldermen (300KB)
Standing Orders Court of Common Council (350KB)
Code of Conduct Members (165KB)
Code of Conduct Guidance to Members (60KB)
Code of Conduct Non-pecuniary interests (220KB)
Code of Conduct Members Appendix 1 (190KB)
The Scheme addresses the situation where
a Member demonstrably suffers financial loss
Members' Financial Loss Scheme (400KB)
Terms of reference Court of Aldermen (40KB)
We are committed to minimising the loss
to the organisation and public purse
resulting from fraud and corruption
Anti-fraud activities
When someone who works in, or for an
organisation, wishes to raise concerns
about malpractice in the organisation
Whistleblowing

Protocols

A guidance for Members and Officers
appointed or nominated to outside bodies
Protocol for Members (385KB)
A guide to working relationships between
Members of the Court and Officers
Protocol on Member/Officer relations -
Appendix 1 (30KB)
Procedures for the Licensing Committee
in relation to its functions as Licensing
Authority for the City
Licensing protocol (340KB)
A guide for Members and Officers and
to inform the public about the ethical conduct
of its statutory planning functions
Planning protocol (420KB)
A brief guide to filming, photographing
or making an audio recording of proceedings
at public meetings
Filming protocol (30KB)

Key members' roles and responsibilities

Job description Lord Mayor (170KB)
Job description Aldermanic Sheriff (170KB)
Job description Non-Aldermanic Sheriff (170KB)
Job description Alderman (31KB)
Job description Common Councilman (195B)
Job description Chief Commoner (170KB)
Job description Chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee (170KB)
Job description Chairman of the Finance Committee (195KB)
Job description Chairman of Committees (195KB)
Job description Deputy Chairman of Committees (150KB)
Job description Ward Deputy (160KB)

Pay Policy Statement

We are required to set out our approach to a range of issues, particularly those relating to remuneration for senior staff (Chief Officers on the Senior Management Grade) and our lowest-paid staff. These provisions do not apply to staff of local authority schools or teaching staff in the three City Schools.

Scheme of Delegations

Scheme of Delegations to Officers (650KB)

Complaints Submitted to the City of London

Complaints Procedure (140KB)

The Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) Disclosures

Working with children

Members of the following Committees/Boards are deemed to be working with children and/or vulnerable adults in terms of the child protection etc. legislation and, as such, are required to undergo the CRB disclosure process:

  • Community & Children's Services
  • Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Board of Governors of the City of London School
  • Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls
  • Board of Governors of the City of London Freemen's School

For more information see DBS checks.


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