Corporate Governance at Oxford City Council

Corporate governance refers to the system used by local authorities to direct their operations and engage with their communities.

Committed to best practice, we have established our own Code of Corporate Governance, demonstrating our dedication to effective leadership in Oxford.

Our role in governing and leading Oxford's communities is fundamental. Public confidence in our councillors and officers is essential for our effectiveness. Good corporate governance, characterized by transparency, integrity, and accountability, is the cornerstone of the credibility and trust in our services.

Following best practice guidelines, our local Code of Corporate Governance encompasses five key areas:

  • community focus
  • service delivery arrangements
  • structures and processes
  • risk management and internal control
  • standards of conduct

This local code synthesizes various aspects of corporate governance that are integral to our Council's operations.