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Many local authorities are not up to speed with the Human Rights Act (1998) and the implications it will have for t...
Many local authorities are not up to speed with the Human Rights Act (1998) and the implications it will have for their organisation when it is implemented in October, according to 77% of respondents to an on-line survey carried out by LGCnet and Zurich Municipal, the leading advisers on risk management and insurance.

The survey highlights concerns about the preparedness for the Act and the extent to which they have put in place measures to manage the risk of increased legal challenges.

Rachel Coventry, Zurich Municipal marketing controller, said: 'The incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law could leave local authorities vulnerable to an increase in legal challenges.

'It is important that the issues raised by the Act are carefully considered and prepared for. Organisations that are not prepared could find themselves paying the price.'


The survey asked respondents the following question: 'Is your local authority fully prepared for the Human Rights Act?'.

LGCnet used are this week being asked if they agree with the statement: The public will be best served if local authorities play a key role in the delivery of health and socil care to local communities.

To resond, go the the LGCnet home page.

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