Roche’s move on council managers’ new jobs

Local authority managers have been asked to adopt a voluntary code of practice for senior managers leaving to work in the private sector until the government introduces legislation for statutory ‘garden leave’.

15th April, 2006

Local authority managers have been asked to adopt a voluntary code of practice for senior managers leaving to work in the private sector until the government introduces legislation for statutory ‘garden leave’.

Minister for the Environment Dick Roche wrote to local authority managers following several high-profile departures from local councils late last year.

He expressed concern about a ‘‘potential conflict of interest’’ when senior officials move into the private sector. The minister said...

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