LLG Make Representations to the MHCLG on the Inclusion of Lawyers in Key-worker Status

Publish date: 19/03/2020

LLG have today made representations to include local authority lawyers in the definition of Key Worker for the purpose of school provision for dependants. A number of officers are already earmarked to be included within the definition such as social workers, planning officers and environmental health officers who will require the support of lawyers to undertake their roles. This is alongside the pressing need for lawyers to underpin the governance of their local authority.

The LGA have also confirmed the work streams that they have been in contact with the MHCLG on. If you have any additional concerns please use the Forum or contact Helen@llg.org.uk

These include:

  1. Councils meetings requirements and holding virtual meetings or postponing Council meetings in the absence of no provision in constitutions
  2. Postponement of AGM's
  3. Postponement of by-elections
  4. Postponement of Education Appeals
  5. Postponement of Police and Crime Panels
  6. Postponement of referendum- Neighbourhood Plans
  7. 6 months rule( member failures to attend council meetings)