This is the second in our new series of Good Decision-Making Guides for Public Bodies. These Guides highlight what is best practice in decision-making and offer simple and practical tips to reduce the risk of challenge to your decisions.
Three fundamental principles
There are three fundamental principles of good decision-making that decision-makers in public bodies must always have in mind when making decisions. The decision-making body must:
- have the legal power to make the decision.
- have regard to any relevant factors and exclude any irrelevant considerations.
- make a rational decision.
In this Guide we look at each of these principles.