ADSO’s response to the consultation on the Code of Practice on Good Governance for Local Statutory Officers

Here is ADSO’s response to the draft Code of Practice on Good Governance.   The Code of Practice for Good Governance provides advice and sets expectations for the three statutory roles of head of paid service, chief finance officer and monitoring officer, aimed at enabling them to effectively work together in delivering good governance within … Continued

CfGS webinar on Health Scrutiny changes

CfGS are holding a webinar on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 9.30am to update people on the new regulations and statutory guidance relating to the changed powers around health scrutiny, at which DHSC colleagues will be present. Sign up for the webinar Changes to Health Scrutiny webinar  

Notice of ADSO General meeting – 23 November 2023

The ADSO Board has agreed to have a General Meeting of the Association to review and update the Articles of Association, including the format and date of the Annual General Meeting. Please find the link to the agenda and papers for this General Meeting below, to be held on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 4.45pm … Continued

Helen McGrath Blog – Levelling up Bill

Helen McGrath (Head of Public Affairs at Lawyers in Local Government) has written a blog on the current situation with regard to the Levelling Up Bill and her take on the chances of remote meetings being included in the Act. when it becomes law: Helen McGrath Blog – Levelling up Bill – October 2023 extension: … Continued

LGA case study – roundtable on boosting engagement through digital democracy

Kirklees Council shared a case study on work being carried out to boost participation in local democracy. The case study included work in response to the recommendations of the Kirklees Democracy Commission, which asked citizens and organisations what a strong and healthy local democracy should look like. 21 November 2022