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It has been announced today that the High Court has ruled against Lawyers in Local Government (LLG), Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO) and Hertfordshire County Council and their bid to enable local councils to continue meeting remotely.
This means that as of 7 May all council meetings must be held face to face and cannot lawfully be held remotely.
We along with SLCC, NALC, LLG, ADSO and CALC’s across England are very disappointed with this outcome.
We urge members to complete the government consultation on the future of remote meetings which can be found here
Read the Lawyers in Local Government/Association of Democratic Services Officer press release