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Description: Whitakers 2016 cover
Major changes in local government were introduced in England and Wales in 1974 and in Scotland in 1975 by the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
Print publication date: Dec, 2019
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Local Government
Local elections are normally held on the first Thursday in May.
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Local Government
Local government is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England, under the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act...
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Local Government
The council as a whole is the final decision-making body within any authority.
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Local Government
Local government in England, Wales and Scotland is financed from four sources: council tax, non-domestic rates, government grants and income from fees...
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Local Government
In England the Local Government Ombudsman investigates complaints of injustice arising from maladministration by local authorities and certain other...
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Local Government
The lord-lieutenant of a county is the permanent local representative of the Crown in that county.
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Local Government
District councils in England and local councils in Wales may petition for a royal charter granting borough or 'city' status to the council.
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Local Government
The country of England lies 55° 46' and 49° 57' 30'' N. latitude (from a few miles north of the mouth of the Tweed to the Lizard), and...
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Local Government
 The Greater London Council was abolished in 1986 and London was divided into 32 borough councils, which have a status similar to the...
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Local Government
The principality of Wales (Cymru) occupies the extreme west of the central southern portion of the island of Great Britain, with a total area of...
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Local Government
Scotland occupies the northern portion of the main island of Great Britain and includes the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Orkney, Shetland and many other...
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Local Government
 Northern Ireland has a total area of 14,149 sq. km (5,463 sq. miles): land, 13,576 sq. km (5,242 sq. miles); inland water, 573 sq. km (221 sq....
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Local Government
 The Isle of Man is an island situated in the Irish Sea, at latitude 54° 3'–54° 25' N. and longitude 4° 18'–4° 47'...
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Local Government
 The Channel Islands, situated off the north-west coast of France (at a distance of 16km (10 miles) at their closest point), are the only...
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