The following Local Government practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CA 2020). CA 2020, s 78. For further information, see Practice Note: Local authority meetings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Councillors require a great deal of information in order to exercise proper management of the local authority (LA). It is sometimes difficult to know what information held by an individual councillor is theirs to share, what information must be shared with the public, what information must be kept within the confines of the council and what must be kept to the councillor.
Councils are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and also to the specific public access to information regulations that apply to a council and, where it has one, the council’s elected mayor or leader and cabinet in relation to the decisions it makes. These information regulations were most recently changed in September 2012. There are also access to information provisions arising from a council’s audit process.
Where information is withheld, it is under a specific set of exemptions provided by law. Most of these grounds for withholding information are subject to a public interest test: does the public interest in not releasing the information outweigh the public interest in releasing the information? If it does not, the information is released.
The evaluation process should also
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Dividends involve a distribution of cash or a distribution of non-cash assets (known as a distribution in kind or a distribution in specie).A scrip dividend (in a tax context, sometimes referred to as a stock dividend) allows a shareholder to receive new shares in a company as an alternative to a
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Background to the Single RulebookHistorically, the European Commission (Commission) favours using Directives (rather than Regulations) to set out its legislation in respect of the financial services sector. However, Directives, allowing Member States greater flexibility in how they implement
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