Issue details

Issue details

Appointment of independent persons 2019

The Localism Act 2011 requires Oxford City Council to appoint one or more Independent Persons to assist the Monitoring Officer in dealing with complaints about councillors’ standards of behaviour and alleged breaches of the Members’ Code of Conduct. 

In addition, The Local Authorities Regulations 2015 require the Council to invite relevant Independent Persons to join the Investigation and Disciplinary Committee to consider evidence and provide advice on the course of action to follow whenever there is the prospect of dismissal of a statutory officer of the Council (these are the Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer).

Council will be asked to approve the appointment of up to four Independent Persons for a period of five years to July 2024.


Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/07/2019

Decision due: 25 Nov 2019 by Council

Lead member: Councillor Shaista Aziz, Leader of the Independent Group

Lead director: Head of Law and Governance

Department: Law and Governance

Contact: Catherine Phythian, Committee and Member Services Officer Email: 01865 252402 Email: Tel: 01865252402.


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