Disproportionate burden assessment for Corporate governance


Good ethical and corporate governance of the Council means we are required to publish relevant polices.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating an HTML version of this PDF would be:

  • a fully accessible version for all users to access
  • an easily searchable and indexable version 

Burden placed on the organisation

The Council's ethical and corporate governance framework is made up of multiple discrete polices and procedure rules which change regularly. We have never received a request for an accessible version of the document. We have estimated that it would take around 3 weeks of a content designer's time to create a HTML version of these PDFs.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:

  • The cost and time of changing all the policies into an accessible format would be outweighed by the numbers of members of the public who would require access to it.


The updated polices will be uploaded as PDFs as it is not practicable to change to HTML.

View PDFs for Corporate governance

If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact andrew.weavers@colchester.gov.uk.

Page last reviewed: 9 December 2021


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