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Can a Cllr vote on a budget proposal that affects how much money a local group, of which they are the chair, may profit?

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A small matter. There's a budget proposal to ask for a small amount of rent from a local group that rents a parish council field to use for a village show, profits going to worthy village charities. The chair of the local group is on the council and refuses to not only consider the idea but has removed it from the spreadsheet used by Cllrs to populate the precept requirements. Previously no rent was asked for, but it's the only other source of income the council has control over. We have adopted the new CALC code of conduct.
Is that Cllr permitted to speak or vote on that specific item? Thanks.
by (630 points)

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Depends on what is declared in his pc declaration of interests. If not included in that then it would be advisable for the councillor to declare a personal interest at the meeting,  withdraw from voting ( not abstain) have that recorded in the minutes but contribute to the discussion with other councillors. A simple above board way through which is open and honest.
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Your councillor has a personal interest leading to bias and should declare that and not speak or vote on the matter.  Sounds like someone who needs some Councillor training with the emphasis on the code of conduct.
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