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Robust decision making: challenges and responsibilities

To outline the components of robust decision making by local authorities, the areas of potential challenge and to explore the role and responsibilities of councillors.

  • Newly elected councillors
  • Refresher know-how for returning councillors
  • All councillors in key decision-making roles
  • Lawful decision-making by a local authority
  • “Reasonable and rational” decisions
  • Bias and predetermination
  • Procedural requirements
  • Internal and external challenges and how to avoid them
    • Judicial review
    • Ombudsman
    • Auditor
    • Statutory officers
  • Risks for individual councillors

Very well presented, logically moved forward; interesting and to the point

District Councillor

That councillors will feel confident in their role in robust decision-making, can identify potential issues and risks early (to avoid/mitigate them) and can minimise challenges.

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