Executive decisions taken by officers
The executive ie the Cabinet has delegated some of its powers to be undertaken by officers of the council. When an officer has taken an executive decision, a record of the decision is made setting out:
- 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 an 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 relevant local authority's head of paid service
This schedule, therefore, 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, sometimes in conjunction with a Cabinet member, to make a detailed decision.
These decisions are published in accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 and can be found on the modern.gov Schedule of Executive Decisions by Officers webpage.