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Cross on Local Government Law
Cross on Local Government Law
Number of volumes: 1
Practice Area:  Local Government
ISBN:  9780421429802
General Editor: Professor S H Bailey
Subscription Information: 6 releases a year, Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Looseleaf
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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.
    • The legal framework of local authorities
    • Acquisition of powers
    • Local authority areas and status
    • The administrative machinery of local authorities
    • Acquisition, appropriation, disposal and development of land
    • By-laws
    • Best value and competition
    • Tort, contracts and criminal liability
    • Central control of local authorities
    • Judicial control of local authorities and legal proceedings by and against local authorities
    • Local elections
    • Local authority finance
    • The grant system
    • Non-domestic rates
    • Council tax
    • Highways
    • Housing
    • Public health
    • Education
    • Health & social services
    • Planning & urban regeneration
    • Recreational services
    • Police, fire and civil defence services
    • Food, drugs and poisons, shops, consumer protection
    • Water
    • Local land charges
    • Burials and cremation
    • Miscellaneous powers duties and services
    • Allocation of principal functions
    • Principal powers and duties of parish and community councils

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