The LGiU has updated its Guide to the Localism Act originally published in February 2012.
The February guide brought together a series of LGiU briefings on the Act published in November and December 2011, alongside additional comment. The updated guide brings readers up to date with the guidance and regulations that have been published since February and with related policy developments.
The last nine months have seen an unprecedented amount of regulations and guidance, as the government has gone through the process of implementing the Localism Act. Many issues are now clarified, whilst others are still being questioned, but many of the various provisions we have covered are in force and councils and people in local communities will now be experiencing and testing the new provisions. This guide is intended to draw together the various strands and present an overview of the legislation with links to the main supporting material, with commentary on the more important changes..
The guide is a current summary of the Act but is not meant to provide legal advice – councils will need to take legal advice as normal. It represents the up to date position as at the end of September 2012.