The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched a consultation on a new model member code of conduct.
High standards of conduct and behaviour are of huge importance to the local (parish and town) council sector as they are needed to protect the integrity of decision making, maintain public confidence, and safeguard local democracy.
NALC are encouraging local councils and county associations of local councils to consider the proposed new model member code of conduct and respond to the LGA consultation before the deadline of 17 August 2020.
The impact that poor behaviour, bullying and harassment has on individuals and on local councils is recognised. Therefore it is vital to work as a sector to improve standards and push for further reform, at both local and national level.
NALC will also be calling for further action by the government to introduce a new power for local authorities to suspend councillors for a period of up to six months, and for the Committee on Standards in Public Life to review progress on the implementation of the reports wider recommendations
Posted: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 16:02 by Alison Robinson