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Express and implied contract terms: local authority

This item is part of Express and implied contract terms

Updating author: Susie Munro
Consultant editor: Laurie Anstis


  • The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 contains provisions introducing the principle of politically restricted posts. (See Politically restricted posts)
  • The Local Government Act 2000 gives the Secretary of State power to issue a code of conduct for local government employees in England. (See Code of conduct for local government employees)
  • Most local government employees have the terms of an appropriate nationally agreed set of conditions of service expressly incorporated into their contract of employment. (See National conditions of service)