Localism Act 2011: the New Standards Regime – 11 KBW

Posted February 20th, 2012 in local government, news, professional conduct by sally

“The new regime for upholding standards of conduct by local authority members is in place but not yet in full force. It represents a compromise between localism and centralism. Local authorities cannot decide whether to enforce standards of conduct; they must do so. But, apart from certain minimum standards, local authorities can decide what standards to set. Enforcement will be polarised: central state intervention will be through the criminal law. Enforcement will otherwise be by local authorities themselves. There will be no other civil enforcement machinery, except for the possibility of judicial review.”

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11 KBW, 16th February 2012

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