This is a checklist of the things that should be taken into account when considering an organisation’s accountability and transparency responsibilities . It allows businesses to assess how well they are meeting a number of key requirements, grouped together under broad subject headings.
Each requirement is presented as a statement (with its legal necessity shown in brackets afterwards). For each requirement, simply click on the left-hand tab that most accurately reflects your current position.
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SECTION 1: Governance – Organisation

1.1: The necessary authorities know that you are trading and the relevant approvals have been obtained (statutory requirement).

1.2: You make all necessary returns and publish them when required (statutory requirement).

1.3: Appropriate diligence is carried out when appointing directors and other employees (statutory requirement).

1.4: Appropriate diligence is carried out when engaging with investors (statutory requirement).

SECTION 2: Governance – Policy Framework

2.1: You have policy documentation in place to support all your key activities (good practice).

2.2: You have the necessary policies in place to demonstrate probity and competence when bidding for public sector and large private sector contracts (good practice, statutory requirement if applicable).


SECTION 3: Operations

3.1: You carry out appropriate due diligence before entering into any partnership or contract (good practice).

3.2: Your customers are clear about who your business is and with whom they are trading (good practice).

3.3: Your Terms and Conditions do not contain clauses that are unfair or unnecessarily restrictive and are supported by the provision of supplementary information when required (good practice).

3.4: Your quotes and invoices contain all the required information (good practice, statutory requirement if applicable).

3.5: Your prices are clearly set out and uniform, regardless of the payment method used (statutory requirement).

3.6: When making offers or discounts you meet the legal requirements (statutory requirement if applicable).

3.7: When providing price comparisons you meet the legal requirements (statutory requirement).


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