Briefing: Swift Read: Buffering for 12 years: Why councillors still can’t attend meetings remotely.

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
August 7, 2019
Author
John Hart LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • community engagement
  • Devolution
  • Government consultations
Categories
Councillor development, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Public Service Reform and Corporate Performance, Public Trust, Social media and digital technology, Technology and transformation

The government recently announced plans to allow councillors to attend meetings by video link – for those on Combined Authorities or Joint Committees. The idea of remote attendance was first raised twelve years ago. Will the government follow through the recent consultation and should the consultation have gone further?

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