LGA code of conduct 'unlikely to gain traction'

By Dan Peters | 23 February 2021

The Local Government Association’s model code of conduct is ‘unlikely to gain any traction across the sector’ because of the lack of sanctions breaches attract, council chief executives have warned Whitehall.

In a letter to permanent secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Jeremy Pocklington, president of chief executives’ group Solace, Joanne Roney, called for legislation to introduce stronger penalties.

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