Knowing how to avoid influenced company status matters

Governing Matters

There was a fascinating discussion on Twitter the other day regarding Local Authority Associated Person (LAAP) and Governing Boards of academies. As this restriction on memberships of Governing Boards is not very well known, I thought I should blog the highlights.

Definition of LAAP

A Local authority associated person is defined in the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 Section 69 as follows.

For the purposes of this section, a person is at any time associated with a local authority if—

(a) he is at that time a member of the authority;

(b) he is at that time an officer of the authority;

(c) he is at that time both an employee and either a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of a company which is under the control of the authority; or

(d) at any time within the preceding four years he has been associated with the authority…

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