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Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021

Section 93 – Duty of principal council to respond to report of panel performance assessment

462.This section places a duty on a principal council to respond to a panel performance assessment report which it receives. In its response, the council is required to set out the extent to which it accepts the panel’s conclusions and the extent to which it intends to follow any recommendations contained in the report. The principal council should also identify any actions it proposes to take to increase the extent to which it meets the performance requirements.

463.The principal council’s governance and audit committee must review a draft of the response and may recommend changes. Where the committee recommends changes to the statements made in the draft response under subsection (2), but the principal council decides against making those changes, it must give its reasons in the final version of the response to the report of the panel performance assessment.

464.The council must send its response to those persons listed in subsection (6), and publish it.

465.For an explanation of subsection (7), see the note to section 92.

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