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Declaration of Interest

Meeting: 22/02/2023 - Council (Item 580)

Declaration of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registrable interests and Non-Registrable Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraph 9 and Appendix B of the Code of Conduct for Members.


(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).


Local Government Finance Act 1992 – Section 106

Will any Members affected by Section 106 please note that any declarations to that effect should be made on the commencement of the meeting or immediately on arrival if this is later. Under Section 106 a Member who has not paid an amount due in respect of their Council Tax for at least two months after it became payable is precluded from voting on any matters affecting the level of Council Tax or the arrangements for administering the Council Tax. (The Member is, however, entitled to speak).


Councillor Mrs P A Channer declared an interest in Agenda Item 12 - Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme 7b Strategy and Resources Committee – 26 January 2023, Agenda Item 12: Council Tax Discretionary Discount Levels[1] specifically regarding future matters and advised she would not speak or vote on this item of business.


Councillor M F L Durham declared an interest as a Member of Essex County Council (ECC) because Maldon District Council had ongoing contracts with the County Council.


In response to a request for guidance on being an Essex County Councillor the Monitoring Officer reminded Members of the terminology for declaring an interest and that an Essex County Councillor would only need to declare an interest if an item on the agenda specifically touched on their role as a Member of ECC.

[1] Council – 30 March 2023