Use of Council Debit Cards

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Can the Chair give permission for an employee to utilise a parish debit card for personal use?
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No.
Firstly, the chair can't make unilateral  decisions on behalf of a town or Parish Council other than to call an Extraordinary meeting or Extraordinary general meeting..

Even if the whole Council agrees, it would be illegal to allow a Town or Parish Council income to be spent by an individual on whatever they liked for themselves. How income is spent should be specified in a budget.
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This should be covered by your financial regs - always a good place to start I sometimes feel:-)
Thought so and believe an experienced Clerk would know this too. Thanks for confirming.

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