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The Localism Act 2011 CPD Training Bundle
Governance & Service Provision
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Course Aims:

The Localism Act 2011 has bold aims. According to the Press Notice on the DCLG website, the legislation will “put an end to the hoarding of power within central government and top-down control of communities, allowing local people the freedom to run their lives and neighbourhoods in their own way.” In this podcast, Robert Walton from Landmark Chambers considers whether the Localism Act 2011 will live up to these expectations by examining the provisions affecting local authority decision making. He will look in particular at local authority powers, governance arrangements, predetermination and standards.

After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered the impact the new general power of competence for local authorities is likely to have;
  • Be aware of changes to governance arrangements;
  • Have considered the provisions concerning predetermination and what they add to the current state of the law;
  • Understand how the Localism 2011 Act gives effect to wholesale reform to the current standards regime.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Georghiou v Enfield BC [2004] EWHC 779;
  • Hazell v Hammersmith & Fulham LBC [1992] 2 AC 1;
  • R (on the application of Condron) v National Assembly for Wales [2006] EWCA Civ 1573;
  • R v Amber Valley DC, ex p Jackson [1985] 1 WLR 298;
  • R v Somerset Council, ex p Fewings [1995] 1 WLR 1037;
  • R(Lewis) v Redcar and Cleveland BC 2009 1 WLR 83.

In this podcast on Decentralisation and the Localism Act 2011, Robert Walton from Landmark chambers discusses the provisions contained in Chapters 1, 5, 6 & 7 of the Localism Act 2011 affecting local authority decision making.

Date added: 24th January 2012

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