The ICAEW is looking at plans to slash its 100 strong council, after meetings in which some members had to sit on the steps because there were no seats.
The council met yesterday to give its views on the plans, with proposals set to be brought forward, possibly for a vote in the middle of 2009.
There are more council members than there are seats in the council chamber, and there are feelings that the number of people makes it very hard for all members to put their views across in debates.
‘Some people feel that a council of over 100 people is getting a bit unwieldy.
‘If everyone were to say their halfpennyworth, every single item would last several hours.’ one council member told Accountancy Age.
Source Accountancy Age
Have I not been saying this for several years now?
It is a pity that it is the lack of seats that has prompted the ICAEW to address this issue.
I suppose we should be grateful that they did not propose building a larger council chamber!