After an officer has made a decision which is an executive decision, the officer must produce a written statement, including certain information about the decision.
The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 require that, as soon as reasonably practicable after an officer has made a decision which is an executive decision, the officer must produce a written statement which must include:
- a record of the decision including the date it was made;
- a record of the reasons for the decision;
- details of any alternative options considered and rejected by the officer when making the decision;
- a record of any conflict of interest declared by any executive member who is consulted by the officer which relates to the decision; and
- in respect of any declared conflict of interest, a note of dispensation granted by the relevant local authority’s head of paid service.
The schedule, below, records executive decisions made by officers under specific delegation from the Cabinet. This usually happens when the Cabinet takes a decision in principle but authorises an officer, sometime in conjunction with a Cabinet Member, to make a detailed decision.Download schedule of delegated decisions