Local Government Reform Act 2014
Implementation of Act by local authorities, actions in anticipation of 2014 establishment day
27. (1) It shall be the duty of the relevant local authorities and their employees to cooperate with each other and generally to exercise their functions so as to facilitate the implementation of this Act.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act and of any regulations made under it and notwithstanding the provisions of any other enactment, the relevant local authorities and their employees may, prior to the commencement of any provision of this Act and in anticipation of such commencement, or following such commencement, do anything which may be necessary as a preliminary to, or for the purpose of facilitating, the commencement or securing the operation of such provision or which is necessary to give full effect to, or which arises from, by reason of or is otherwise related to such provision.
(3) Every act done by a relevant local authority before and in anticipation of the commencement of any of the provisions of this Act shall have and be deemed always to have had all such (if any) validity and effect as it would have had if this Act or if such provisions had been in force when such act was done.
(4) In this section “relevant local authority” means—
(a) in relation to the amalgamation of local government areas set out in section 9(1) —
(i) prior to the 2014 establishment day, a local authority referred to in paragraph (a), (b) and (c) of section 13(1) for the area mentioned, respectively, in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of section 9(1) ,
(ii) on and after the 2014 establishment day, the successor authority concerned,
(b) in relation to the dissolution of a town council under section 24 —
(i) prior to the transfer date, the town council and the county council of the county concerned,
(ii) on and after the transfer date, the successor authority concerned.