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09/03/2011

DCLG: Slash statutory duties.

Filed under: Local Government — lenand @ 11:00 pm
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DCLG don’t know the full range statutory duties placed on local authorities.  Most arise from primary legislation, and DCLG are aware they don’t have a complete list – and they already have 1294 of them.  Hence, they are asking local government to comment on their duties and to challenge those which are burdensome or no longer needed.  A consultation is asking:

  • What duties are vital to keep?
  • What duties should be repealed?
  • What burdens have been created through particular duties, and associated regulations and guidance?
  • What duties have not been included on the attached list and should also be considered in the review?

Some regulations go back to early Victorian times, such as the London Hackney Carriages Act 1843 Section 19 – “Transport for London To replace lost or defaced driver’s badges”.  Let’s hope that such trivial duties don’t have to be spelled out in such detail.

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