Local Authority Governance: An Introduction

Available to: Full members

Date of recording: 29th June 2016
Running time: 46 minutes

Speaker: Damien Welfare, Cornerstones Barristers

Recorded at the BDT Legal Legal Governance for Local Authorities Seminar at Barking Town Hall.


  • The statutory basis of local government
  • Elections
  • Governance models of local authorities
  • Constitutions
  • Executive and council functions
  • Decision-making and scrutiny
  • Urgency procedures
  • Overview and Scrutiny Committees
    • Relationship with Executive
    • Relevant partner authorities
    • Other requirements/powers
    • reports to authority or Executive
  • Councillors' rights to information

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