Advisory notes

Guidance, recommendations and readings for local authorities

Advisory note one: Understanding the challenge to local authority governance

This note formalises key messages surrounding recent governance failures that have been identified in statutory and non-statutory reviews and public interest reports. It reinforces the good practice principles that local government bodies in the UK should adopt and signposts relevant documentation.

Advisory note two: The importance of section 151 officers in discussions and decisions concerning severance pay

This advisory note provides a high-level summary of the government guidance on severance pay and recommends a number of actions that a s151 officer may wish to consider.