May 11, 2021
Bills covering planning, procurement, subsidy control, judicial review and electoral integrity are among the key pieces of legislation outlined in today’s Queen’s Speech.
May 10, 2021
Sheffield City Council is set to switch to a committee system after voters backed a change to the way the city council is run.
May 06, 2021
The High Court in Manchester has ordered that an urgent trial take place of the claim by Joe Anderson, the Mayor of Liverpool, that Liverpool City Council are acting unlawfully in refusing to provide him with the same indemnity against legal costs offered to other council members.
May 05, 2021
Active participants in meetings of local authorities in England under Local Government Act 1972 must attend in person: LLG and ADSO
Those actively participating in a meeting of a local authority in England under the Local Government Act 1972 – whether as objectors, applicants or appellant – must attend in person from 7 May, LLG (Lawyers in Local Government) and ADSO (the Association of Democratic Services Offices) have told their members after the High Court’s additional judgment yesterday on the requirement for a meeting to…
May 04, 2021
Requirement for meetings under Local Government Act 1972 to be “open to the public” means members of public must be admitted in person: High Court rules
A requirement that a meeting under the Local Government Act 1972 is to be "open to the public" or "held in public" means that members of public must be admitted in person to the place where the meeting is being held, the High Court has ruled.
May 03, 2021
Minister calls on councils to respond to call for evidence on remote meetings after High Court setback
The Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government has urged principal councils in England to take part in the Government’s call for evidence on the use of remote meetings.
May 03, 2021
Proposed changes to the ways in which judicial review challenges can be brought “would make life easier for the government at the expense of accountability and access to justice”, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales has warned.
Apr 28, 2021
Meetings held by local authorities in England under the Local Government Act 1972 must take place in person from 7 May when emergency regulations introduced in the early stages of the first lockdown expire, the Divisional Court has ruled.
Apr 26, 2021
Warning of huge cost burden for councils after High Court rules Royal Borough acted unlawfully in refusing right to inspect accounting records on basis of time it would take
A London borough acted unlawfully in refusing a request to inspect its accounting records on the grounds of the time it would take to satisfy the request, a High Court judge has ruled.
Apr 21, 2021
Council leader defends his conduct after public interest report into pay-off of former chief executive
City of York Council’s Leader has been criticised in a public interest report by auditor Mazars over how former chief executive Mary Weastell came to receive a £377,118 pay off.