The Annual Governance Statement and the Impact of Coronavirus


Coronavirus has made a significant impact on the normal operations of local government. It is therefore appropriate to consider how this should be reflected within the Annual Governance Statement (AGS) for 2019/20.

This briefing includes the latest on changes to the timetable for the completion and publication of the AGS, and considers how authorities can adapt their reviews of governance to take into account the operational disruption. It also sets out how the impact of coronavirus on governance should be taken into account in the statement itself.


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