Disproportionate burden assessment for Members' Code of Conduct and Localism Act Arrangements


The Council is legally required to publish its Members' Code of Conduct and Localism Act Arrangements

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating an HTML version of this PDF would be:

  • A fully accessible version for all users to access
  • An easily searchable and indexable version

Burden placed on the organisation

We have never received a request for an accessible version of the document. We have estimated that it would take around 1 week of a content designer's time to create a HTML version of these PDFs, including the flow charts.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:

  • The cost and time of changing the documents into an accessible format would be outweighed by the numbers of members of the public who would require access to it.


The existing webpage provides a summary of both and the actual documents are there to provide detail to those who require it.

View the Code of Conduct (PDF, 219KB)

View the Localism Act Arrangements (PDF, 243KB)

If you need any of the information from the PDFs provided in another format, contact andrew.weavers@colchester.gov.uk.

Page last reviewed: 28 January 2022


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