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Local Government Bill: Briefing for Report Stage

The briefing deals with the Report Stage amendments to the Local Government Bill proposed by an all-party group of MPs. It sets out our concern at the Bill’s approach to access to meetings and information within local government, as well as its creation of unnecessarily wide offences for the disclosure of information. Although the government have announced some improvements to their proposals for access to meetings we are still concerned that many decisions and discussions will be held in private.

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