Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which an organisation is directed and controlled. It aims to ensure that it does the right things, in the right way at the right time.

The council has produced a document which sets out the measures it has put in place to ensure that it achieves this.

The code demonstrates the council's commitment to ensuring that all officers and elected members do their jobs effectively, efficiently and ethically.

The annual governance statement is a statutory document which explains the processes and procedure in place to enable the council to carry out functions effectively.  At Wirral, this is included and published as part of the council's statement of accounts.