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Good evening.  One of councillors is stepping down this year.  Councillor is authorised to make payments on line for us - (nothing else she can not transfer money) internet banking. (plus myself) . My question is do you have to be a councillor to authorise payments on line on behalf to the parish council?
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If the system would allow me to give a one-word answer I would simply have typed YES.
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Election years are always difficult but if you know one of your signatories is stepping down, you'll need to take steps to arrange a replacement.  As soon as you know if you have a contested election you can start to make arrangements as you will need the existing signatory to sign the relevant forms with the bank anyway.  You should, of course, have two councillors authorising payments (some have more!) and it is usual for the person who sets up the payment to be the RFO and/or Clerk with the person who sets up the payments on the bank being unable to authorise.
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