England governance – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:30:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cvneweng.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-52-120x120.png England governance – CV New Eng http://cvneweng.org/ 32 32 Global Data Governance Market Report 2022 https://cvneweng.org/global-data-governance-market-report-2022/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 12:05:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/global-data-governance-market-report-2022/ ReportLinker Key Players of Data Governance Market are IBM Corporation, Oracle, Collibra, Informatica, Talend, TopQuadrant, Alation, TIBCO Software Inc., Varonis, Data Advantage Group, Ataccama, Global Data Excellence, Global IDs, Microsoft Corporation, Adobe Inc, Datum LLC, Infosys Limited, Microfocus, Denodo Technologies and Amazon Web Services Inc. New York, June 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces […]]]>

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Key Players of Data Governance Market are IBM Corporation, Oracle, Collibra, Informatica, Talend, TopQuadrant, Alation, TIBCO Software Inc., Varonis, Data Advantage Group, Ataccama, Global Data Excellence, Global IDs, Microsoft Corporation, Adobe Inc, Datum LLC, Infosys Limited, Microfocus, Denodo Technologies and Amazon Web Services Inc.

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The global data governance market is expected to grow from $2.62 billion in 2021 to $3.28 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.9%. The data governance market is expected to reach $7.42 billion in 2026 with a CAGR of 22.7%.

The data governance market includes sales of data governance solutions and services by entities (organizations, individual merchants and partnerships) that refer to the process of managing the availability, usability, integrity and information security in business systems, based on internal data. data standards and policies that control the use of data. Data governance describes the people, processes and technologies needed to manage and protect corporate data assets to ensure that corporate data is generally understandable, correct, complete, trustworthy, secure and detectable.

Data governance ensures that roles associated with data are clearly defined so that responsibility and accountability are specified across the enterprise.

The main types of data governance components are solutions and services. Data governance solutions refer to a strategic, continuous and collaborative practice that enables organizations to discover and track data, understand what it means in a business context and maximize its security, quality. and value.

Data governance solutions and tools help organizations understand, secure and trust their data. The solutions are deployed in on-premise mode and in cloud mode by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), large enterprises.

Different applications include incident management, process management, compliance management, risk management, audit management, data quality and security management, and other applications used by BFSI , Retail & Consumer Goods, Telecom & IT, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics, Other Industry Verticals.

North America was the largest region in the data governance market in 2021. Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period.

Regions covered in Data Governance market report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

The rapid growth in data volumes is contributing to the growth of the data governance market. The growing number of data-generating devices, such as smartphones, wearable electronics, and a host of other sensor-enabled gadgets, the popularity of cloud computing, and the impending adoption of 5G are all contributing to the exponential growth. of data volume.

Data governance improves data quality, reduces data management expenses, and increases access for data scientists, other analysts, and business users to needed data. For example, according to FinancesOnline, a US-based SaaS platform provider, there were 74 zettabytes of total data in the world by the end of 2021.

Additionally, 1.145 trillion MB of data is created every day in 2021. Hence, the rapid growth in data volumes is expected to fuel the growth of the data governance market in the future.

Strategic partnerships and collaborations have emerged as the key trends gaining popularity in the data governance market. Developing an effective data governance program will require collaboration and cooperation between multiple organizations in the business.

Chief among them are the security and analytics teams. For example, in 2021, Axtria, an American provider of cloud software and data analytics company, partnered with Reltio for an undisclosed amount.

This collaboration will leverage Axtria’s experience to strategically modify its sales and marketing processes through competitive insights and predictive analytics. scaled time data.

Additionally, in June 2020, Erwin Inc., a U.S.-based company that provides data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling software, partnered with Mikan associates for an amount not disclosed. This partnership helps organizations adopt data governance solutions. Mikan Associates is a US-based company that provides impactful, measurable data, analytics, and AI-powered solutions.

In January 2021, Quest Software, a US-based software company, acquired Erwin for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition will expand Quest’s presence in the developing data management and DataOps industries.

Erwin is a US-based company that provides data modeling, data governance, and business process modeling software.

The countries covered in the Data Governance market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea , the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Deloitte’s commentary on the UK government’s response to the consultation on audit and corporate governance reform https://cvneweng.org/deloittes-commentary-on-the-uk-governments-response-to-the-consultation-on-audit-and-corporate-governance-reform/ Tue, 31 May 2022 10:38:29 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/deloittes-commentary-on-the-uk-governments-response-to-the-consultation-on-audit-and-corporate-governance-reform/ The government today published the response to its consultation on audit and corporate governance reform. Stephen Griggs, UK Managing Partner at Deloitte, said: “This marks a major step forward in the debate on auditing and corporate governance. As we await more details on the measures and clarity on the timelines, this is an opportunity to […]]]>

The government today published the response to its consultation on audit and corporate governance reform. Stephen Griggs, UK Managing Partner at Deloitte, said:

“This marks a major step forward in the debate on auditing and corporate governance. As we await more details on the measures and clarity on the timelines, this is an opportunity to further strengthen the UK’s business reporting system and build confidence in businesses – which need to keep pace.

“We are committed to reform and to play our part in it – we have made and continue to make significant changes to our firm. This includes the launch of our Independent Audit Governance Council, the separation of our three years before the operational separation deadline and significant investment in the development of our audit processes and technologies. The FRC has overseen these developments and will continue to do so as it transitions to ARGA, advances the measures put in place today and becomes a regulator focused on improving auditors and companies.

“Meaningful change will ultimately require policymakers, auditors, regulators, administrators and investors to work together and play their part in improving the system.”

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Governance report: May 2022 | NCVO BlogsNCVO Blogs https://cvneweng.org/governance-report-may-2022-ncvo-blogsncvo-blogs/ Mon, 30 May 2022 08:11:40 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/governance-report-may-2022-ncvo-blogsncvo-blogs/ Maintain governance knowledge It’s been a busy few months at the NCVO as we’ve worked to ensure our help and guidance is up to date. We have a wide range of articles, including plenty of information specifically aimed at directors and those involved in governance. As part of our update, we asked admins what areas […]]]>

Maintain governance knowledge

It’s been a busy few months at the NCVO as we’ve worked to ensure our help and guidance is up to date. We have a wide range of articles, including plenty of information specifically aimed at directors and those involved in governance. As part of our update, we asked admins what areas they’d like to see covered, and we’re creating all-new content on areas like recruiting admins, making good decisions, and having tough conversations. .

We’ve also made sure our pages on Legal Responsibilities of Trustees and Introductions to Governance Concepts are accurate and include everything you need to know, along with case studies and tips.

Support your board

Leading an organization as a trustee is an important role, and to help our trustees be effective, we need the best possible support. Whether you are a volunteer board secretary, a professional governance administrator, or someone who has just been tasked with supporting the board, this course is for you.

In four sessions, our brand new Good Governance Support course will guide you through all the key elements of board support. We’ll cover the facts and the law, the practices and structures you can use, and the skills you need to learn to help your board succeed. We’ll also include time to network with other governance colleagues, and plenty of templates and frameworks to take home.

Trustees and ethical investing

The High Court ruled that trustees of charities can choose to invest ethically in a landmark judgment at the end of April. The case was brought by the trustees of the Ashden Trust and the Mark Leonard Trust, who asked the court to give them clear guidance on making investment decisions with environmental protection in mind. environment.

The charities said existing guidelines from the Charity Commission did not make clear whether the decision fell within their powers as trustees, as it focused on the idea of ​​maximizing return on investment. Trustees of charities feared that their decision to invest only in organizations meeting the goals of the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement could lead to financial harm and therefore run counter to the guidelines. .

The High Court ruling clarifies that the guidelines do not prevent trustees from investing in a way they believe to be ethical, as long as the investment still furthers the aims of the charity. If the administrators consider all options and establish a reasonable and proportionate investment policy, the High Court considers that they will have fulfilled their obligations.

The Charity Commission will provide updated guidance in this area.

Tackling the cost of living crisis

With inflation expected to peak around 10% in 2022, the cost of living is a major concern for charities and communities. We are therefore asking charity leaders and directors to complete a two-question survey by June 24, to help us understand your concerns and how you are handling the impact of inflation.

We also invite you to reserve your free spot at our online event for NCVO members on Wednesday, June 15. Focused on rising costs – in particular, energy, fuel, food and other goods, and wages. This event is an opportunity for you to share ideas with other charity leaders to enhance your knowledge while informing our policy and advocacy work on behalf of the voluntary sector. Guest speakers will share case studies and insights on adaptation to address these challenges so you can continue to provide support to those in need.

In the news

Power and Integrity Launch

The Charity Governance Code asks directors to consider the power within your organization. As part of our work to understand the impact of power on charities, we are incubating a new project, Power & Integrity. If this work interests you, you can join a PI Power Lab and be part of the journey.

queen’s speech

This year’s speech for the opening of parliament included important messages for charities and administrators. The speech covered a range of new legislation and changes, including amendments to national human rights laws. My colleague Chris summarizes the key points of his Queen’s Speech Blog.

Inaugural speech by the chairman of the Charity Commission

Orlando Fraser delivered his inaugural address earlier this month. He spoke about the importance of trustees and his goals of leading an excellent, data-informed and effective regulator. You can read his speaker’s notes on the government website.

Trainings and events

Sally Stephens is a governance consultant for NCVO. For more regular updates, follow @Sally_Steph Where @NCVO on Twitter.

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Between monetary policy and good governance, by Abiodun Komolafe – https://cvneweng.org/between-monetary-policy-and-good-governance-by-abiodun-komolafe/ Sun, 29 May 2022 17:12:40 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/between-monetary-policy-and-good-governance-by-abiodun-komolafe/ Gradually but surely, the stage is preparing for Osun’s gubernatorial election. As July 16, 2022, the date set for the ballot by the Independent National Electoral Commission, draws nearer, it is no longer news that political activities are multiplying and the atmosphere is picking up. Gladiators are already spoiling the war and the coveted trophy […]]]>

Gradually but surely, the stage is preparing for Osun’s gubernatorial election. As July 16, 2022, the date set for the ballot by the Independent National Electoral Commission, draws nearer, it is no longer news that political activities are multiplying and the atmosphere is picking up.

Gladiators are already spoiling the war and the coveted trophy in sight is the Osun State Governor’s Seat, currently occupied by Gboyega Oyetola.

It was only recently that Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party faction, boasted to a rather stunned audience that he was “filled with enough money” and would surrender. in elections to spend “not just naira but dollars, pounds and euros”. and that “this time” would be “fire for fire”. And, in what looked like a quick response, Gov. Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress said he had no frivolous money to buy private jets for traditional rulers or hard currency to squander. Rather, he would bring to the table his skill and imbued ability to transform the state through good governance. Listen to him: “As you all know, a state like Osun is too sophisticated to be ruled by kindergarten politicians. It is too costly to allow such people to experience Osun.

For starters, Adeleke’s gesture and boastful attitudes are reminiscent of a Yoruba saying: “Oro t’owo ba se ti, ile lo maa gbe” (money answers everything). Till date, this aphorism is fully in line with the thoughts and social content of Yoruba society. Perhaps due to our level of development and the gnawing impact of poverty, it is sadly true and inviolable! The race may change it tomorrow; but, until that happens, that’s the way it is! This is why it would be foolhardy for anyone to ignore the role or impact of money in politics.

That said, the level of development in Nigeria – and particularly in Osun State – needs to be highlighted to draw useful conclusions from what Adeleke said regarding its state of preparedness for the upcoming elections. Without being unnecessarily shameless, the significance of the statement can only find relief in the inner workings of the DPP gubernatorial candidate: “voter consent to Osun has been trivialized”; ‘the votes are for sale in Osun’; and “goods go to the highest bidder”. Apparently, Adeleke did not understand the socio-economic and political implications of his statements. Of course, it’s disturbing!

The fact that Nigeria has Americanized its politics by adding money to it has given the mistaken impression that the influence of money is absolute. The interesting thing about this erroneous claim is that it is not true! For example, American society still places great importance on justice and accountability. However, here in Nigeria, the prebendal native policy only ensures “poverty for the masses, wealth for the few”. Hence the ever-widening gap between rich and poor, which is already tipping our society towards inevitable collapse. Yes, a man who has not eaten for the past two days is bound to despise his birthright for “bread and lentil stew.” Such a soul would probably cower at Ademola’s plea for “dollars, pounds and euros”. But then society will end up being worse for her. A massive influx of money without tangible production of goods and services will likely trigger continued inflation and negatively impact the national economy.

To be fair to posterity, Adeleke is one of the reasons why Nigeria lags behind in development and innovative thinking. How do I mean? A country that wants to grow will not breed governors whose priority is to buy private jets for traditional rulers, nor will it contemplate a money-driven election that will end up being “fire for fire”. If the PDP gubernatorial candidate had worked for the money he wasted until today, history has shown that he most certainly would have behaved differently. All the more reason for him to be thoroughly reprimanded for trying to import a highly toxic phenomenon into Osun’s politics.

By the way, you should know that Adeleke started down this dastardly political path about five years ago, under the previous administration of Osun. Remember his senatorial lawsuit of the year 2017, after the death of his older brother! Do you remember the illogical premise that Osun West’s Senate by-election ticket should be given to Ademola, simply because Isiaka Adeleke, the man who held the position before his disappearance, was the brother Elder of Ademola? Of course, the consensus failed and the elections were called as expected in a democracy. At the end of the day, a gullible electorate succumbed to the sweet tune of loaves of bread and wads of naira notes and the PDP won in 9 of the 10 local governments in the senatorial district. The local government of Ejigbo, which reluctantly surrendered to the ruling party, was won on the margins.

Reports even said that during Adeleke’s tenure in the Upper House, the “dancing senator” did not attempt a good deed for his senatorial district or put out the fire of a false move. He was right there! Tragically, the electorate was unable to ask questions about his scorecard while he was in the Senate. Again, this is where society is also guilty! If Adeleke did not do well in the Red Chamber, then why should he be considered for election as the first citizen of Osun State? Unfortunately, it is because no one has asked this question that Ademola is now trying to insult our collective intelligence. The question then is: is this how our people will want to waste four years in pecuniary conveniences for which forty years cannot survive?

Is the PDP governorship a salable candidate? Well, all over the world, eligibility is a function of a clean character profile and socially prescribed benchmarks of an individual’s social class roles and expectations in society. Yes, at the ‘Area Boys’ level, they can be found as voluntary tools. It’s understandable ! But it is an observation that the ‘Area Boys’ have no credible future. Furthermore, anyone who aspires to become governor of Osun must be able to read a budget. Thus, it will be imprudent for the candidate to think that he can bring an entire society into his compromised camp.

On a final note, it is a statement of fact that money has its own serious impact on society. It is a truth that no one can run away from. To deny that it has a serious impact on politics and our social existence is to be half smart. However, even if Adeleke parts with, say, £1,000 for each voter, such a voter will surely end up spending it. Chances are the money will flow back to England because Nigerians will buy products that are not made here. By the time we do this it is a simple saving that we are already returning the money to its source. Implicitly, we not only spend the money we didn’t work for, but we also indirectly send the money to another country. In any case, it is Nigerian society for us!

May the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, grant us peace in Osun State!

Komolafe writes from Ijebu-Jesa, Osun State and can be contacted via [email protected] and 07087941459.

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Project Estonia: a proven model for e-governance in the UK https://cvneweng.org/project-estonia-a-proven-model-for-e-governance-in-the-uk/ Tue, 24 May 2022 15:44:51 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/project-estonia-a-proven-model-for-e-governance-in-the-uk/ Compare and contrast these two nations. We have the UK, a country where one in five NHS Trusts is paper-based. This means that records are kept on paper and must be physically transported between hospitals, sometimes by taxi. Recordings are sometimes lost. When computers are used, performance can be abysmal. A doctor at Kettering Hospital […]]]>

Compare and contrast these two nations. We have the UK, a country where one in five NHS Trusts is paper-based. This means that records are kept on paper and must be physically transported between hospitals, sometimes by taxi. Recordings are sometimes lost.

When computers are used, performance can be abysmal. A doctor at Kettering Hospital says it takes him 10 minutes to connect to the hospital system. “Sometimes I give up and go to another computer,” she reveals. Globally, only 1 in 10 trusts is fully digitized.

And the police? Northamptonshire Police issue speeding tickets to drivers and require an ink signature. Do it online? No chance. The police confirm that it is possible to send documents by post or by fax. Yes, fax. A primitive array of printers popular in the 1980s.

Now rotate the globe to Estonia. This unicorn tech factory is considered a haven for digital living. The entire government runs on a sleek online interface. A unique identification code gives citizens access to almost all of its public services. The login is the same for everyone. Vote online. Get a prescription. Pay the tax. Form a society. All with one personal number and one PIN code.

Even more incredible, the entire Estonian system is run for around 100 million euros per year, according to 2020 figures from the State Audit Office.

So why is the UK so far behind Estonia?

A big reason is the unique identifier. At birth, Estonians are assigned a lifetime identification number. The national computer system is built around it. The British do not have such a number, but instead use a multiplicity of identifiers: passport number, NHS number, national insurance number, unique tax reference, driving license, etc. It’s chaos.

“We are not related,” observes Deryck Mitchelson, who was chief information officer at NHS National Services Scotland from 2018 to January. “Even in the same department, things are different. In Scotland we have the CHI – the Community Health Index number – which is the same but separate from the NHS in England and Wales. There are three separate NHS numbering systems: one for England, Wales and the Isle of Man; one for Scotland; and one for Northern Ireland. He studied the impact of this fragmentation on government computing. “There are just too many identifiers,” he says. “The data is siled in local systems. In Scotland, each health trust manages its own records. None of them transmit any information, which is why you see big delays. There is no single source of truth.

During the pandemic, Mitchelson had to create an integration layer to share patient information between the Scottish and English NHS systems to monitor patients. “People are asking what sits between NHS systems and connects them. The answer, really, is nothing. It’s a disaster. The NHS app failed to show double vaccinations if one was in another UK country, meaning some Britons could not prove their status abroad.

Even current identification processes are poor, being based on names and date of birth. Mitchelson says he went for a blood test and the nurse forgot to ask for his middle name, preventing the system from recognizing him. The sample was discarded because it could not be registered. “I deliberately tried to disrupt the system,” he says. As a small gesture, he would refuse to print documents, demanding a digital version. “If people don’t take a stand, that won’t change.”

A unique identification code allows citizens to access almost all public services. Vote online. Get a prescription. Pay the tax. Form a company

Now back to Estonia. The entire nation runs on X-Road, a national data sharing platform that stores all data in the cloud on compatible systems. The Department of Education maintains school records and the Department of Health records medical data, but all state systems are interoperable. There is a one-size-fits-all policy, so information is never entered twice. Data can flow from one service to another without loss of information. No candidate is older than 13 years. Anything older is rebuilt. This means, for example, that ambulance drivers can view patient information on an e-ambulance app. Doctors and paramedics can see blood type, allergies, treatments or pregnancy at a glance.

The X-Road backbone enables rapid creation of applications and services. Almost 100% of the work is carried out by private contractors, usually smaller agencies rather than the large consultancy firms used in the UK.

The Estonian approach is so remarkable that Finland and Iceland now use the X-Road model. Mexico is a recent adopter. Even Japan has signed a digital cooperation agreement with Estonia for mutual aid and learning.

Could the UK follow? The structure is there. The UK is a member of the Digital Nations group, a collection of nine nations that includes New Zealand, Denmark, Israel and Estonia, with a common goal of modernizing IT. But there are no clear signs that the UK wants to learn.

Sion Smith is CTO of OSO, a technology consultancy which works on software design for NHS Wales and the Department for Work and Pensions, says there is no overall direction and no plan in place to imitate Estonia. “I have never heard of Estonia. Never.” Instead, he says, the mindset in the UK is “reactive”, focused on solving immediate problems as they arise. “I don’t blame the civil servants. They lack experience. They lack understanding,” he says. Even single politicians are hard to point fingers. “It’s the system. Politicians don’t stay long enough. There’s a time lag. four years between what is approved and what is done. At that point, the politician has moved on. The result is archaic and dysfunctional systems. “We talk about technological debt when the code is not optimal or usable. The NHS is tech debt on steroids,” he says.

Could the UK take small steps and adopt a unique identification code, like Estonia? Political objections to Orwellian surveillance are a major obstacle. Estonia sidesteps this debate by giving citizens the right to see who is viewing their data. An identification code can thus increase transparency.

“If done correctly, a unique ID gives you much tighter security and controls,” says Mitchelson, who is now chief information security officer at cyber company Check Point. “In the event of fraud, you can immediately deactivate access to other services. This gives more visibility and allows the consumer to manage their data.

So there is a model that the UK can learn from. It’s cheap to run. Secure. Proven. And Estonians are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge.

As Estonia grows in importance, thanks to a booming GDP per capita and its reputation as e-Estonia – the land of code – its example will prove increasingly difficult to follow. ignore.


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Presentation – Jeremy Foster – Audit: a pillar of governance https://cvneweng.org/presentation-jeremy-foster-audit-a-pillar-of-governance/ Mon, 23 May 2022 20:27:32 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/presentation-jeremy-foster-audit-a-pillar-of-governance/ Presentation – Jeremy Foster – Audit: a pillar of governance – Banque Centrale Presentation – Jeremy Foster – Audit: a pillar of governance You cannot currently print this content. please contact [email protected] to know more. You cannot currently copy this content. please contact [email protected] to know more. Sorry, our subscription options are not loading at […]]]>











































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Government releases plans to reform governance of men’s football in England – Commentary https://cvneweng.org/government-releases-plans-to-reform-governance-of-mens-football-in-england-commentary/ Thu, 12 May 2022 23:03:55 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/government-releases-plans-to-reform-governance-of-mens-football-in-england-commentary/ In a statement to the House of Commons, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston announced that the government had approved the 10 key policy recommendations set out in its fan-led review of football governance, published by MP Tracey Crouch in November 2021 , to improve finance, sustainability and corporate governance in the national game, and to put […]]]>

In a statement to the House of Commons, Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston announced that the government had approved the 10 key policy recommendations set out in its fan-led review of football governance, published by MP Tracey Crouch in November 2021 , to improve finance, sustainability and corporate governance in the national game, and to put supporters at the heart of decision-making.

The government says the regulator will be backed by primary legislation to give it statutory powers to license and sanction clubs as part of its mission to tackle the most pressing issues in the football pyramid.

The government has also released independent research it commissioned which highlights the widespread culture of clubs practicing unsustainable financial practices, placing the pursuit of success above sound financial management. This includes an over-reliance on owner funding, which can leave clubs dangerously exposed if owners decide to end cash injections. Premier League and Championship clubs now routinely exceed Union of European Football Associations guidelines on spending no more than 70% of club income on wages, resulting in weak balance sheets in the industry that would be unacceptable in any other area.

The regulator will also have powers to exercise financial oversight of clubs, including powers of information gathering, investigation and enforcement. The fan-led review recommended looking at financial distribution, including solidarity payments. The government is of the opinion that this problem should be solved in the first place by the football authorities. Further details on the government’s preferred option, including regulatory support powers, will be set out in the white paper.

The new independent regulator will also be responsible for enforcing an improved test for owners and directors, both before a club is acquired and on an ongoing basis. This will include a new “integrity test” for all owners and managers, and enhanced due diligence, including funding sources, during an acquisition. It will replace the current tests administered by the Premier League and the English Football League.

Following an outpouring of feedback as part of the fan-led review, the government also confirmed its support for the following recommendations:

  • a greater role for supporters in the day-to-day management of clubs – the government will now consider mechanisms including the option of a ‘shadow board’;
  • supporter engagement on club heritage issues should be subject to greater regulatory scrutiny – to ensure supporters have a greater say in changes to stadiums, logo, name and their club’s kit via a “privileged share”; and
  • stronger action to improve equality and diversity on club boards across the football pyramid – this will be linked to the role of the regulator.

A white paper setting out all the details of these measures and an indicative timetable for the legislation is expected to be published in summer 2022.

For more information on this, please contact Paul Maalo from Wiggin by phone (+44 1242 224 114) or email ([email protected]). Wiggin’s website can be accessed at www.wiggin.co.uk.

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The May 2022 elections – for governance and then? https://cvneweng.org/the-may-2022-elections-for-governance-and-then/ Thu, 12 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/the-may-2022-elections-for-governance-and-then/ Paul Feild examines the governance lessons to be learned from last week’s elections in two London boroughs. Of all the results of the May 2022 elections from a governance perspective, two results stand out. No, not Westminster or Wandsworth. It’s Croydon and Tower Hamlets. Both imply that the English opposition party is losing […]]]>

Paul Feild examines the governance lessons to be learned from last week’s elections in two London boroughs.


Of all the results of the May 2022 elections from a governance perspective, two results stand out. No, not Westminster or Wandsworth. It’s Croydon and Tower Hamlets. Both imply that the English opposition party is losing control and bucking the 2022 London trend of their net gains. The common factor is governance and two very different outcomes.

Croydon

Consider Croydon first. In the case of Croydon, as always, what’s really going on is only fully known to insiders, local government are perfect for filtering and presenting a good story. A thorough exercise on voter motivation would be good, however Croydon has now had two Public Interest Reports (PIRs) and a Section 114 Notice in less than two years.

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The RPIs are established by the Local Board Auditor under Section 24 and Schedule 7 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (2014 Act). They are legally required to do so under the 2014 Act if they come across an item or issue that the local auditor considers should be brought to the attention of the responsible body and the public. The first RPI for Croydon was published on October 23, 2020.

A Section 114 notice is issued by the Chief Financial Officer of a local authority (S.151 Officer Local Government 1972) under Section 114 Local Government Finance Act 1988. These notices are specifically referred to in the 2014 Act. Essentially, the effect of a Section 114 notice is a drastic financial measure where all expenses except those required by law are frozen.

Section 114(3): “… The chief financial officer of a competent authority must make a report under this section if it appears to him that the expenditure of the authority incurred (including the expenditure which it proposes to incur) at the during a financial year are likely to exceed the resources (including borrowed sums) at its disposal to meet these expenses.

To add to Croydon’s woes in January 2022, another RPI was released. View Fairfield Halls Public Interest Report | Council of Crodon. It concerns errors in the management of the costs of the renovation of the famous Fairfield Hall in Croydon. The local verifier declares:

By 2016 the need to refurbish Fairfield Halls had become urgent and the venue closed in July 2016 for refurbishment, with an expected reopening date of June 2018 and an initial Cabinet-approved investment of £30 million for the proposed renovation (the project). The project was delivered in September 2019 (over a year late) with a final cost of £67.5m committed to date (more than double the original budget). Our review leading to this report took place after we issued a public service report on October 23, 2020 regarding the Council’s financial condition and related governance arrangements. Grant Thorton

To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, ‘to have a relationship in the public interest may be considered one misfortune but two…’. So, not the kind of story to end up in the national and local press and which undoubtedly made the electoral community want change.

As I have already said on Local government lawyer, the Local Accountability and Audit Act 2014 Reporting in the public interest is becoming a powerful driver of change due to the objectivity of professional auditing and the legislative requirement in Schedule 7 that its conclusions must be published and implemented. The implication is that any such report can have a significant effect. Here, it would have been a causal factor of political change. Any council that obtains one must give due consideration to the full council. It cannot be ignored or minimized.

Tower hamlets

Tower Hamlets has had a difficult period of governance. Action was taken by Secretary of State Eric Pickles following PWC’s best value inspection and he placed commissioners to perform certain duties. The governance was an elected mayor and a cabinet. Following an electoral tribunal sitting on April 23, 2015, mayor-elect Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of breaches of sections 106 and 113 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and disqualified from political office and a member of a local authority for 5 years. He was later struck off as a barrister by the Barrister Disciplinary Tribunal in 2018. But he has never been prosecuted by police for any criminal offences. The time limit for disqualification from the Electoral Tribunal has now duly expired, and so he stood and successfully returned as the elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets on May 5, 2022.

Before this result, after the departure of the commissioners, the electorate elected another mayor. On May 6, 2021, then-Mayor John Biggs conducted a public referendum on changing council governance from elected mayor to chief and cabinet.

His address on the subject is well worth a view on YouTube.

It’s quite short and gives food for thought. He pointed out that, unlike the strong leader, the full council cannot be held accountable in the same way. In the strong leader model, the board selects the leader and he emphasized the need for checks and balances. Through a chief and cabinet governance model, members can change leadership and thus achieve greater accountability. Biggs said a bad mayor can surround himself with yeses. He suggested that under the elected mayor model, it’s easier to ignore community groups, so, he argues, it’s harder to stop a bad mayor from doing things.

But what’s interesting is the overwhelming outcome of the 2021 referendum rejecting the proposal – almost 4 to 1 of voters backed keeping the institution of the elected mayor. It’s not isolated. The fact is that the local electorate resembles elected mayors.

In any event, the losses in May 2022 for the incumbent party were legendary. Not only did they lose the mayoral election, but they turned a massive majority into a minority losing 21 MPs to 19.

So why did Labor lose? One explanation is that the community and its groups simply preferred a candidate with whom they could identify best. No one could say they didn’t know what they were getting.

New Town Hall for Tower Hamlets

Finally, on a more positive note, some good news about Tower Hamlets, something for those like me who love the architecture of public buildings, Tower Hamlets will soon receive a new municipal office complex. He will arguably take possession of one of the finest and most exciting civic buildings in the country, the over £110million refurbished Old London Hospital near the line’s brand new station. Whitechapel Elizabeth.

In the past, many councils, including mine, had in-house architectural capability and designed and constructed (in-house) large buildings. Probably only Rochdale Town Hall [i] can surpass Tower Hamlets New Town Hall in its architectural magnificence. There is an irony that many local authorities across the country are finding that with remote working there can be a rationalization of office space, but on the other hand such a historic site in a very disadvantaged borough used for community and democratic purposes seems as good a use as any. So let’s hope the occupation goes ahead on schedule and opens a new chapter for the borough. [ii].

Dr. Paul Feild is Senior Standards and Governance Counsel and works within Barking & Dagenham’s legal practice governance team. His 2015 doctoral dissertation in business administration was “How does localism for norms work in practice? ‘The Practitioner’s View of Local Standards after the Localism Act 2011’. He researches and writes on finance and governance issues and can be contacted by email.

[i] Rumor has it that Adolf Hitler admired the building so much that he ordered that it not be bombed and dismantled brick by brick and taken to Nazi Germany if it won the war! It is used almost constantly as a film set for the courts, Birmingham Town Hall in Peaky Blinders for example.

[ii] It would be really ironic if the reported additional costs became an issue because the new mayor could stress the stewardship of his predecessor.

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Governance and Secretariat Manager job at MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY https://cvneweng.org/governance-and-secretariat-manager-job-at-manchester-metropolitan-university/ Fri, 06 May 2022 09:09:59 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/governance-and-secretariat-manager-job-at-manchester-metropolitan-university/ Governance & Secretariat ManagerManchester Metropolitan University North West England Are you an experienced governance professional with in-depth knowledge of higher education governance and regulatory compliance? Are you able to contribute at a strategic level and help shape the future development of our University? If you have significant leadership and management experience gained in a higher […]]]>

Governance & Secretariat Manager
Manchester Metropolitan University
North West England

Are you an experienced governance professional with in-depth knowledge of higher education governance and regulatory compliance? Are you able to contribute at a strategic level and help shape the future development of our University? If you have significant leadership and management experience gained in a higher education setting, excellent leadership and organizational development skills, and the strategic ability to shape and guide planning and decision-making, the Manchester Metropolitan University could be your ideal next career choice.

About Us
Manchester Metropolitan University is a creative, confident, passionate and proud community; attributes that we share with our great hometown. Manchester is one of the most extensive centers of higher education in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. Manchester Metropolitan University offers cutting-edge skills to people from 130 countries. We share the ambition to provide an excellent education to transform the lives of our students and to provide excellent research with powerful real-world impacts and benefits. People are at the heart of everything we do and we have a talented and passionate workforce. We are proud of our accomplishments and continue to innovate and invest in the development of the institution. Recent successes include our new Sports Institute and School of Digital Arts, our joint institute with Hubei University in China, a triple-accredited business school and a Queen’s Anniversary Award.

where you will work
Our professional services directorates and departments, which include governance and secretariat, have the critical role of providing the strategies, services, systems, and processes that underpin our academic mission. Supporting a community of 40,000 people within an organization with an annual turnover of over £245 million, the Principals deploy extensive professional expertise to ensure the University’s continued success and well-being of its staff and students.

About the role
You will provide professional leadership for the University’s governance strategy, including policies, procedures and processes. You will be responsible for ensuring that the University operates within its prescribed constitutional and regulatory framework and that the affairs of the Board of Governors and Academic Council are properly conducted, providing relevant and expert advice to the Board of Governors, Vice Chancellor , the chief operating officer and other members of the university’s leadership group. You will be the primary point of contact for the Board of Governors and lead the committee’s service standards across the University. Your impact on the strategic delivery and continued success of the University will be enormous.

About you
You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of governance and leadership at the senior level and have substantial experience working in a dispersed and complex organizational structure. You will have a high degree of integrity and excellent judgment and will also have a genuine commitment to the mission and ethos of the University. You will be highly organized, self-motivated, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, a good eye for detail and excellent proofreading skills. You will be able to manage your workload under tight and conflicting deadlines while providing first class service and building effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels, including the most senior members of the University and governing body.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.

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Applications must consist of a CV accompanied by a cover letter that meets the criteria of the person’s description.

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Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday, May 30, 2022
Date of interview: Tentatively, Friday, June 24, 2022

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and well-being of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We encourage applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, creed or identity, recognizing the benefits that a diverse organization can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, who we recognize are underrepresented in this field.

We recognize the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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UK says action needed to strengthen governance in British Virgin Islands https://cvneweng.org/uk-says-action-needed-to-strengthen-governance-in-british-virgin-islands/ Thu, 05 May 2022 08:17:00 +0000 https://cvneweng.org/uk-says-action-needed-to-strengthen-governance-in-british-virgin-islands/ Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling, Britain’s Overseas Territories Minister, meets community leaders at Road Town Methodist Church as a proposal is considered to place the Overseas Territory of the British Virgin Islands under London rule , after the arrest of the island’s prime minister. in Miami for conspiracy to traffic drugs and money laundering, in Road […]]]>

Rt. Hon. Amanda Milling, Britain’s Overseas Territories Minister, meets community leaders at Road Town Methodist Church as a proposal is considered to place the Overseas Territory of the British Virgin Islands under London rule , after the arrest of the island’s prime minister. in Miami for conspiracy to traffic drugs and money laundering, in Road Town, British Virgin Islands, May 3, 2022. REUTERS/Gabriella N. Baez

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LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday action was needed to strengthen the foundations of governance in the British Virgin Islands, following a visit by the overseas territories minister Wed Amanda Milling to discuss the findings of a critical report.

“It’s not a question of whether something should be done, it’s a question of what to do, we must act now to strengthen the foundations of the territory,” Milling said in a Facebook video. .

Last week, a report on governance in the British Overseas Territory said it should have its constitution suspended, its elected government dissolved and effectively be governed from London. Read more

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