Remote Meetings – Approval of Councillor Absences
Further to the above advice on approving reasons for councillor absences, we advised recently on a case where a council did not want to hold in person meetings so delegated all powers to the clerk and held remote meetings to advise the clerk on councillors' views of how to deal with specific issues. On the basis the council had not approved the reasons for absence at a council meeting during the relevant six month period, the issue was that as six months have passed since remote meetings were legal in England, the councillors have lost their seats and there will be vacancies.
NALC Legal Update November 2021
Posted: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 14:30 by Helen Carrier