The use of call-in: guidance for English authorities
This is one of three connected publications, all aiming to provide technical advice on the operation and review of critical elements of governance framework for local authorities in England. Between them, the three publications look at:
This guide covers the law relating to call-in for English local authorities only. Call-in is also a feature of the governance framework for Welsh authorities, but the legal basis is different. Welsh members and officers should have regard to separate statutory guidance produced by the Welsh Government.
Call-in arrangements in combined authorities are different to those described in this paper. More information can be found in “Combined authority scrutiny: a plain English guide” (CfGS, 2021).
The paper has been produced by the CFGS using funding from HM Government and with the support of Bevan Brittan LLP, Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and the Association of Democratic Services Officers (ADSO).