Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RESOLVED:  1)         That the attached revised policy, produced from scratch following the last IPCO inspection to reflect the comments of the inspector, and through consultation with a professional training and policy development provider be agreed.


2)    That as per section 5.2 of the policy the Council will report its use, or non-use of these powers to the Corporate Performance Panel in line with the guidance provided by IPCO to enable members to determine the effectiveness of the RIPA policy each year.


3)    That any minor amendments (such as formatting, layout, amendments to Appendix A roles and officers assigned to roles) to be a delegated decision with liaison with a member / portfolio holder as decided by this Cabinet.



4)    That any relevant or serious errors highlighted contrary to this policy MUST be reported to IPCO and furthermore it is recommended any such occurrences are fed into the Annual Governance Statement.


5)    That delegated Authority is granted to the Assistant Director for Legal Services in consultation with the Leader to make any amendments to the policy as recommended by IPCO.


6)    That training be carried out for officers and members on the subject.


Reason for Decision

To ensure compliance with current legislation, to replace the previous policy which has become out of date and does not provide sufficient or up to date information / details to officers or members of the public on the full requirements for RIPA and Non-RIPA

Publication date: 22/06/2022

Date of decision: 21/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

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