Agenda item


Joint report of the Comptroller and City Solicitor and the Chamberlain.


The Committee considered a joint report of the Comptroller and City Solicitor and the Chamberlain setting out the position in relation to the potential personal liability of the Corporation’s Independent Persons appointed under the Localism Act 2011 when carrying out their duties and the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life that local authorities provide indemnities to their Independent Persons in relation to their comments during the discharge of their duties.


RESOLVED – That Members approve the proposal in the report for onward approval by the Court of Common Council to indemnify and/or insure Independent Persons (through the extension of the Corporation’s Defamation Cover) against awards of damages or expenses incurred arising out of the disclosure of any comments made in good faith during the exercise of their statutory functions as Independent Persons.

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