Governance information for the Combined Authority
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Constitution of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Our constitution provides the framework within which we conduct our business. It describes how the Combined Authority operates, how decisions are made, who is responsible for making decisions and the procedures that are followed to ensure we are transparent, accountable and efficient.
The Constitution will be reviewed annually, and minor changes may be made during the year to ensure documents remain fit for purpose.
To help you find your way around the Constitution, we have separated it into sections. We will continue to work on making the Constitution and the information it contains more user friendly and accessible.
Constitution - Part 1
Constitution - Part 2 (Articles)
Article 2 - The Combined Authority
Article 3 - Membership of the Combined Authority
Article 5 - Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Functions
Article 6 - Citizens and the Combined Authority
Article 7 - Ordinary (Non-Statutory) Committees
Article 8 - Overview and Scrutiny
Article 9 - Audit and Ethical Arrangements
Article 11 - Joint Arrangements and Partnership Working
Article 14 - Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters
Constitution - Part 3 (Responsibility for Functions)
Section 2.1 - Non-Mayoral Functions - Overview
Section 2.2 - Non-Mayoral Functions reserved to the Combined Authority
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Business, Economy and Innovation Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Climate, Energy and Environment Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Corporate Scrutiny Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Culture, Heritage and Sport Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Economy Scrutiny Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Employment and Skills Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Finance, Resources and Corporate Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Governance and Audit Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Independent Audit Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Place, Regeneration and Housing Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Transport Committee
Section 2.3 - Terms of Reference - Transport Infrastructure Scrutiny Committee
Section 3.1 Responsibility for Mayoral Functions - Overview
Section 3.1.1. - Mayoral General Functions conferred by the 2021 Order
Section 3.2 - The Mayor's Police and Crime Commissioner Functions
Section 4 - WYCA Officer Delegation Scheme: Non-Mayoral and Mayoral General Functions
Section 5 - Protocol for the Exercise of Concurrent Functions and Associated Statutory Consents
Constitution - Part 4 (Procedure Rules)
Part 4.1 Procedure Standing Orders
Part 4.2 Access to Information Rules
Part 4.3 Code of Practice for Recording Meetings
Part 4.4 Mayoral Procedure Rules
Part 4.5 Budget and Policy Rules
Part 4.6 Scrutiny Standing Orders
Part 4.7 Contracts Standing Orders
Part 4.8 Financial Regulations
Part 4.9 Recruitment and Appointment Procedure for Private Sector Representatives
Constitution - Part 5 (Ethical Standards)
Part 5.1 Members' Code of Conduct
Part 5.2 Procedure for considering complaints alleging a failure to comply with Members' Code of Conduct
Part 5.3 Code of Conduct Policy for Officers
Part 5.4 Code of Conduct Policy - Policing and Crime Team
Part 5.5 Conflicts of Interest Policy
Part 5.6 Conflicts of Interest Protocol : Loans and grants to businesses
Part 5.7 AEB Conflicts of Interest Policy
Part 5.8 Member and Officer Protocols
Constitution - Part 6 (Allowances)
Part 6.1 Member's Allowances Scheme
Corporate Governance Code and Framework
The Combined Authority has adopted Corporate Governance Code and Framework which is consistent with the principles of the best practice guidance issued jointly by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and is based on six core principles.
The joint Assurance Framework for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Combined Authority) and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) sets out the arrangements that the Combined Authority and the LEP have in place to ensure that public money is managed effectively. It explains how the Combined Authority and the LEP identify, appraise, and evaluate schemes to achieve value for money.
The Combined Authority is committed to providing high-quality services for all members of the public, businesses and organisations. The Combined Authority is the accountable body for the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The Monitoring Officer of the Combined Authority is the Head of Legal and Governance Services, Caroline Allen, who can be reached on email or in writing at:
West Yorkshire Combined Authority
40-50 Wellington Street
Privacy Notice - Members
The privacy notice here explains what data we collect from members, for what purpose and how we hold it.
Privacy Notice - Meetings
The privacy notice here explains what data we collect during the record of our meetings, for what purpose and how we hold it.