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Public sector accountancy body CIPFA has abandoned its old-style disciplinary committees in favour of a mixture of lay people and institute members. The changes came about because of legislation in the Human Rights Act and have resulted in 20 new appointments to the investigations, disciplinary and appeal committees. CIPFA members not involved in other aspects of the institute’s governance will also sit on the committees, which were previously comprised of mainly CIPFA council members.

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