While neither the 1997 Act nor (subsequent powers) of general jurisdiction contained in the Localism Act 2011 have proven to be a "picket by the heart" of the "vampire Vires", market confidence can be maintained in the future by using weapons and shields to avoid driving the market away, since the local government is trying: cooperate with suppliers to stimulate economic development. build new housing, build roads and infrastructure and create jobs after the pandemic and after Brexit. While some local authorities may hide behind ultra vires vampiric robes, the effect of the doctrine and, in particular, the impact on market confidence of cooperating with the local government – fearing that seemingly perfectly correct trade deals will later be removed as invalid and ineffective – does the sector as a whole a service. This is especially true as the UK economy emerges from the recent lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic and we all blink in the recessive chasm that seems to have been created. If other types of bodies, such as public authorities, take measures that exceed the limits of their legal powers, their actions can also be described as acts of ultra-vires. Ultra vires acts are all acts that are not under the authority of a company. Ultra-vires laws are not covered by the powers specifically listed in a company charter or law. This may also apply to any act expressly prohibited by the Charter of Enterprises. The last sentence is the key to the distinction. As in Smith v. Epping: "A party that relies on the statements of a government official risks acting ultra vires." 124 N.H.
to 470. In other words, it is not reasonable to rely on the testimony of a public servant who is not authorized to take action on the matter. However, a bad decision by the right official is not ultra vires. Estoppel may prevent the municipality from correcting the decision in such a case. See Aranosian Oil Co., Inc. v. Portsmouth, 136 N.H. .