Decision details

Grant of Dispensations to Members

Decision Maker: Director Law and Governance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


That, in consultation with the Chair of the Ethical Standards and Member Development Committee, general dispensations be granted to all members of the Council under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011, for a period of 4 years from the date of approval, in respect of the following:-

a. housing, where the member is a tenant of the authority; provided that those functions do not relate particularly to that member’s tenancy or lease;

b. school meals or school transport and travelling expenses, where the member is a parent or guardian of a child in full time education, or is a parent governor of a school, unless it relates particularly to the school which the child attends;

c. an allowance, payment, pension or indemnity given to members;

d. any ceremonial honour given to members;

e. setting a council tax reduction scheme for the purposes of the Local Government Finance Act 2012 (and/or all other relevant legislation);

f. setting council tax or a precept under the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (and/or all other relevant legislation);

g. setting a local scheme for the payment of business rates including eligibility for rebates and reductions for the purpose of the Finance Act 2012 (and/or all other relevant legislation).

Publication date: 11/01/2022

Date of decision: 05/01/2022

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