Councillor guidance on emergency response structures

This short note has been produced as a supplement to our earlier Local Government Association (LGA) councillor guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and sits alongside our new COVID-19 workbook for leaders and cabinet members.

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It provides a short overview of the emergency response framework set out in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (the Act), and councils’ role within it: the LGA’s full councillor guide to civil emergencies also provides guidance on this issue.