Meetings checklist—access to information
Meetings checklist—access to information

The following Local Government guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Meetings checklist—access to information
  • Transparency in decision making
  • Categories of decision
  • Interested parties
  • Key decisions

The following table sets out the position in a typical authority. Some authorities grant additional rights to councillors and members of the public.

    Council Committees and sub-committees Officers’ non-executive decisions Cabinet (key and non-key decisions) Individual executive members (key and non-key decisions) Officers’ key executive decisions Officers’ non-key executive decisions
1 Public identification of the body or person responsible for taking the decision Yes — statute and constitution Yes — statute and constitution (terms of reference), and council minutes for ad-hoc delegations to committees and sub-committees Yes — scheme of delegations and minutes for ad-hoc delegations Yes — statute and constitution Yes — statute and constitution (scheme of delegation to cabinet members) Yes — scheme of delegations and cabinet minutes for ad-hoc delegations Yes — scheme of delegations and cabinet minutes for