Cross on Local Government Law is the definitive narrative text on local government law and has an established reputation among local government officers and lawyers. It provides a full and detailed account of local authorities' powers and duties in their many fields of operation.
The subject is exhaustively covered in four sections: 1. Law of Local Government Administration; 2. Finance; 3. Services; 4. Appendices.
* The leading work in its field
* Includes detailed lists and tables providing valuable guidance on the function and powers of local government
* Regularly updated
Forthcoming releases in 2012 will cover a range of recent Acts, including the Education Act 2011, the Localism Act 2011 and the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, and further delegated legislation. The Localism Act 2011 makes major changes, including: Giving councils a general power of competence Allowing councils to choose to return to the committee system of governance and allowing for referendums for elected mayors in certain authorities Abolishing the Standards Board regime and the model code of conduct, and introducing local accountability and a criminal offence of deliberate Failure to declare a personal interest in a matter Giving residents the power to instigate local referendums on any local issue and the power to veto excessive council tax increases Allowing councils more discretion over business rate relief Providing new powers to help save local facilities and services threatened with closure, and giving voluntary and community groups the right to challenge local authorities over their services Changes to planning and housing law Changes to local government in London, including provision for mayoral development corporations
Bills relevant to local government before Parliament include the Health and Social Care Bill and the Local Government Finance Bill. Releases will also cover the steady stream of case law that arises across the many specialist areas within local government law.