Information and guidance related to data protection, elections, meetings, procurement and more.
- Council premises
- Cyber security and digital connection
Broadband and digital connection
- Data protection
The Information Commissioner's Office: blog on data protection and the coronavirus
- Parish and town councils
NALC – coronavirus case studies (pdf, May 2020)
- Procurement and supply chains
The Cabinet Office has published Procurement Policy Notes (PPN), with guidance on public procurement regulations and supplier relief due to coronavirus:
GOV.UK – Procurement Policy Note 11/20: Reserving below threshold procurements (pdf, December 2020)
GOV.UK – Procurement Policy Note 02/20: Construction contracts (pdf, 6 April 2020)
GOV.UK – Procurement Policy Note 03/20: Use of procurement cards (pdf, April 2020)
- Registrar services
Birth registration: the General Register Office confirmed on 24 March 2020 that registration of births appointments should now be deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. Customers should be advised that they can now make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth of their child being registered.
Other ceremonies: the General Register Office confirmed on 24 March 2020 that ceremonies, including marriages, civil partnerships and citizenship ceremonies, must be suspended until such time as Government agrees that they should resume.