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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.
Cross on Local Government Law is:
  • The leading work in its field
  • Includes detailed lists and tables providing valuable guidance on the function and powers of local government
  • Regularly updated

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  • 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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