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Constitution - Approved on - Monday 15th February, 2021

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CHAPTER 1 - THE CONSTITUTION

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How the Council Operates pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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Management of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Roles and Functions of Elected Members pdf icon PDF 209 KB

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Constitutional Rights of Residents - Summary pdf icon PDF 120 KB

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Decision Making and Allocation of Functions Between the Council, the Executive and Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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Governance, including Finance, Contracts and Legal Matters pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Officers pdf icon PDF 129 KB

CHAPTER 2 - THE FULL COUNCIL

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The Council - including Functions which must be Approved by the Full Council pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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Council Meeting Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 371 KB

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Responsibility for Council Functions pdf icon PDF 17 KB

CHAPTER 3 - THE LEADER AND THE CABINET (THE EXECUTIVE)

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The Leader and the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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Leader and Cabinet Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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Committees of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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Cabinet Members and their Powers pdf icon PDF 518 KB

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Local Choice Functions pdf icon PDF 303 KB

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Joint Arrangements pdf icon PDF 124 KB

CHAPTER 4 - POLICY AND SCRUTINY

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Introduction to the Policy and Scrutiny Process and the Committees pdf icon PDF 121 KB

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The Rules Relating to Policy and Scrutiny, including Councillor Call for Action and Call-In pdf icon PDF 466 KB

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The Terms of Reference of Each of the Council's Policy and Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 127 KB

CHAPTER 5 - COMMITTEES

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The Committees and Sub-Committees of the Council, including Panels pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Committee and Sub-Committee Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 452 KB

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Planning (Major) Applications Committees and Planning Applications Sub- Committees pdf icon PDF 13 KB

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Licensing Committee and Licensing Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 265 KB

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The Terms of Reference (Functions) Delegated to Committees and Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 258 KB

CHAPTER 6 - SCHEME OF DELEGATIONS TO OFFICERS

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Scheme of Delegations to Officers pdf icon PDF 433 KB

CHAPTER 7 - ETHICAL GOVERNANCE INCLUDING RELATED GOVERNANCE CODES/PROTOCOLS

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Ethical Governance pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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Ethical Governance - Members Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 535 KB

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Procedure for Making a Complaint Against a Councillor pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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Officer Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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Protocol for Member and Officer Relations pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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Anti Fraud Bribery and Corruption Strategy pdf icon PDF 721 KB

CHAPTER 8 - ACCESS TO INFORMATION PROCEDURE RULES

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Access to Information Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 254 KB

CHAPTER 9 - RULES, CODES AND PROTOCOLS

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Co-Opted Members Scheme pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Additional documents:

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Finance Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 601 KB

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Protocol for Audio Recording of Council, Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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Code of Governance pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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Partnership Manual pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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Outside Bodies including Indemnities for Members and Officers pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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Westminster City Council Petition Scheme pdf icon PDF 146 KB

CHAPTER 10 - OFFICER EMPLOYMENT PROCEDURE RULES

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Politically Restricted Posts pdf icon PDF 235 KB

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Officer Employment Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 140 KB

CHAPTER 11 - MEMBERS' ALLOWANCES

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Members' Allowances Scheme pdf icon PDF 330 KB