Coronavirus (COVID-19): letter to councils about local authority meetings and postponement of elections

Letter from MHCLG to local authority chief executives on emergency legislation to support local authorities.

Applies to England



Letter from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to local authority chief executives explaining two sets of regulations made under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

The first set of regulations enables all local authority meetings before 7 May 2021 to be held remotely and removes the requirement for the annual meeting this year.

The second set postpones until 6 May 2021 local by-elections and other polls, either scheduled or which would otherwise arise before that date.

Published 6 April 2020