The end of council virtual meetings. What’s next?

By David Kitson | 10 May 2021

The High Court has dismissed a claim that could have allowed for the continuation of local authority remote meetings.

In its ruling of 28 April, the Court stated that ‘meetings’ under the Local Government Act 1972 taking place on or after 7 May must take place at a single, specified geographical location; that attending a meeting at such a location means physically going to it; and that being 'present' at such a meeting involves physical presence at that location.

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