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Consequences of contacting companies without permission

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It has become apparent a councillor has, without discussion or permission contacted a service provider with the intention of gaining information and attempting to make changes to agreed, and ratified services/works to be completed.  This was discovered because the service provider made contact regarding this odd contact and felt that confirmation of the ‘request’ be looked into. What are the consequences for such action? Many thanks in advance.
asked ago by (220 points)

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The member has no authority to negotiate contracts on behalf of the council.  If it leads to extra costs, the provider might find that the clerk won't pay monies that haven't been formally agreed by council.  Another councillor in need of training.
answered ago by (1.4k points)
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I would assume if your Standing Orders are anything like ours these actions are specifically forbidden so the ball is in your court what you do next
answered ago by (2.7k points)

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