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LGIU CALLS FOR FORMAL DEREGULATION

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The Local Government Bill's power to promote well-being may not succeed unless there is a formal deregulation proce...
The Local Government Bill's power to promote well-being may not succeed unless there is a formal deregulation process, the Local Government Information Unit has warned.

The LGIU is concerned that the government is considering an informal process for applications to change or temporarily alter the law.

Policy officer Hilary Kitchin said: 'If the new power is to transform the way in which local government works, then all councils must feel they have equal opportunity to make use of the new power and clearly understand how they can do so.'

Under the Bill, the secretary of state can lift restrictions where they are found to prevent or obstruct councils from exercising the power.

Councils can apply to the government for a permanent change to the law, a temporary variation or a pilot study.
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