In a paper published on 8 February 2021, the not-for-profit consultancy, the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny (CFGS) says that the local elections in England, scheduled for 6 May should be postponed until the autumn.

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched The Good Councillor's Guide to community business to promote the opportunities community businesses can create locally.

More than two-thirds (69%) of senior figures in local government believe the elections scheduled for May should now take place in the autumn, according to a recent survey of council chief executives, leaders and officers in charge of organising elections.