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Losing GPC due to resignations?

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Our PC was elected in May 22 and has a qualified clerk, and therefore resolved that it meets the criteria for GPC.  Since then we've had resignations to the point where exactly 2/3 councillors are elected, the rest co-opted plus one vacancy.  If there is another resignation to take the PC outside the GPC criteria, what does this mean in terms of losing the GPC in the future?  I believe that it doesn't affect the PC at all, as the power lasts until the next election, but another councillor seems to think that GPC would be lost as at the next annual meeting in 2024.
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No, once you have declared GPC and meet the legal requirements at that point, your eligibility continues until the next election - so for 4 years.

The Parish Councils (General Power of Competence) (Prescribed Conditions) Order 2012 covers this situation.
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Thank you, that is exactly what I thought.

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