L01-20 | THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND POLICE AND CRIME PANELS (CORONAVIRUS) (FLEXIBILITY OF LOCAL AUTHORITY AND POLICE AND CRIME PANEL MEETINGS) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2020

The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) come in to force on 4 April. Broadly speaking, the 2020 Regulations enable local councils to hold remote meetings (including by video and telephone conferencing) for a specified period until May next year. They also remove the requirement to hold an annual meeting. The 2020 Regulations apply to local council meetings, committee and sub-committee
meetings in England. Separate legislation is anticipated for Wales. This briefing will summarise the detail of the 2020 Regulations and what they mean for local councils. The briefing should also be read in conjunction with the
NALC guidance on remote meetings, which considers more practical issues around the holding of electronic meetings. The term “local council” will be used in this briefing to refer to parish councils, town councils and councils using alternative styles.

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Posted Thursday, 7th July 2022