The Constitution

The Local Government Act 2000 requires local authorities operating executive arrangements to maintain a constitution.

Our constitution sets out:

  • how the council operates
  • how decisions are made
  • procedures followed to make sure that council decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable of local people

The Constitution 

Table showing links to parts of the Suffolk County Council Constitution.



Part 1

Articles of the constitution

Part 2

Rules of procedure

Part 3

Officer delegations

Part 4

Scheme of resource management:

  1. Financial regulations 
  2. Anti-fraud and corruption policy
  3. Pension fund governance policy statement
  4. Code of corporate governance
Part 5

Scheme of resource management:

  1. Procurement regulations
  2. Corporate Property management framework
Part 6
  1. Member*/Officer protocols
  2. Media protocols
  3. Protocol for Independent and Co-opted Members
Part 7

Members' allowances scheme

Part 8

Officer employment rules

Part 9
  1. Members' code of conduct
  2. Members planning code of good practice
Part 10

Monitoring officer protocol

Part 11

Indemnities for members and officers

 * In this constitution the terms "member" and "members" have been used in accordance with statute.

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