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2. In these Regulations—
“the 2007 Act” means the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007;
“the 1993 Regulations” means the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) Regulations 1993(1);
“the 2001 Regulations” means the Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (England) Regulations 2001(2);
“the TUPE Regulations” means the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006(3);
“boundary change” has the meaning given by section 8(3) of the 2007 Act;
“head of paid service” means an officer responsible for performing the duties imposed by subsections (2), (4) and (5) of section 4 (designation and reports of head of paid service) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(4);
“Implementation Executive” means a committee of a preparing council’s executive established in pursuance of an order;
“order” means an order under section 7 or 10 of the 2007 Act;
“predecessor council” means a local authority which, by or in consequence of an order, will cease to exercise functions in relation to an area;
“preparing council” means a local authority which, in accordance with an order, becomes a single tier council on the reorganisation date;
“reorganisation date”, in relation to an order, means the date specified in the order as that on which one or both of a structural change and a boundary change comes into effect;
“shadow council” means an authority (not being a local authority) which, in accordance with an order, becomes a single tier council on the reorganisation date;
“shadow executive”, in relation to a shadow council, means the executive created by the council in accordance with the order which confers functions on the council;
“the shadow period”, in relation to a shadow council, means the period defined as such in the order which confers functions on the council;
“single tier council” means a local authority which on and after the reorganisation date is the sole principal authority for an area; and
“structural change” means a change effected by an order which establishes a single tier of local government for an area.
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