Undercover Policing Inquiry

Getting to the truth of undercover policing and providing recommendations for the future

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Undercover Policing Inquiry

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Current status

Current status

The Inquiry’s opening statement hearings started on Monday 2 November 2020. Its first evidence hearings are due to start on Wednesday 11 November 2020. The November hearings will be virtual and conducted remotely due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday 23 March, the Inquiry temporarily closed its office and asked staff to work from home until further notice. After a detailed risk assessment and the introduction of stringent measures to ensure staff safety and continued compliance with government guidance, the Inquiry reopened its offices to a limited number of staff members on 4 May 2020. Further information can be found in the Inquiry’s ninth update note.

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Why is the Inquiry happening? What is a core participant? When and how are cover names published? Find the answers to these questions and more in the FAQs section.

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