Powers and duties list

Abandoned shopping and luggage trolleys Power

A local authority may adopt powers in relation to abandoned shopping and luggage trolleys in accordance with the required procedure.

Abandoned vehicles - disposal Power

A local authority may dispose of an abandoned vehicle in its custody in accordance with the required procedure.

Abandoned vehicles - fixed penalty notice Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may issue a fixed penalty notice to a person suspected of committing a vehicle abandonment offence.

Abandoned vehicles - recovery of expenses Power

A local authority may recover certain expenses incurred in connection with the removal and disposal abandoned vehicles.

Abandoned vehicles - removal Duty

Where it appears to a local authority that a motor vehicle in their area is abandoned without lawful authority on any land in the open air or on any other land forming part of a highway road, it shall be the duty of the authority, subject to provisions of this legislation, to remove the vehicle.

Abandoned vehicles - use of receipts from fixed penalty notices Power

A local authority may utilise receipts from fixed penalty notices in accordance with regulations.

Abandoned waste - removal Power

A local authority may remove abandoned waste (other than a motor vehicle) in certain circumstances.

Access land - byelaws Power

A local authority may prepare byelaws for any land in relation to which it is the access authority.

Access land - notices Power

A local authority may erect and maintain notices for specified purposes associated with access land.

Access land - wardens Power

An access authority or a district council may appoint such number of persons as may appear to the authority making the appointment to be necessary or expedient, to act as wardens as respects access land in their area. As respects access land in an area for which there is a local access forum, an access authority shall, before they appoint wardens and thereafter from time to time, consult the local access forum about the exercise of that power.

Adoption - maintenance of adoption service Duty

Each local authority must continue to maintain within their area a service designed to meet the needs, in relation to adoption, of children who may be adopted, their parents and guardians, persons wishing to adopt a child, and adopted persons, their parents, natural parents and former guardians and for that purpose must provide the requisite facilities.

Adoption - applications for placement order Duty

A local authority must apply for a placement order in respect of a child in certain circumstances as detailed in regulations.

Adoption - assessments for adoption support Duty

A local authority must, in prescribed circumstances, carry out an assessment as to whether an individual requires adoption support services.

Adoption - contact order Power

A local authority may apply for a contact order in certain circumstances.

Adoption - counselling services Duty

A local authority must offer counselling services as required by regulations.

Adoption - default order Duty

A local authority must comply with instructions contained in any default order issued by the Minister.

Adoption - disclosing information during adoption process Duty

A local authority must disclose information to prospective adopters in prescribed circumstances.

Adoption - disclosure of information to an adopted adult Duty

A local authority must disclose certain information to an adult adopted person.

Adoption - fees Power

A local authority may charge fees, as prescribed, in connection with the provision of an overseas adoption service and for other facilities.

Adoption - general considerations Duty

A local authority must have regard to the general considerations when exercising its functions under the Act.

Adoption - inactive or defunct adoption societies Duty

A local authority must comply with directions from the appropriate Minister with regard to an inactive or defunct adoption societies.

Adoption - information concerning adoption Duty

A local authority must provide the appropriate Minister with the information required regarding its performance of all or any of its functions relating to adoption and the children and other persons in relation to whom it has exercised those functions.

Adoption - information for pre-commencement adoptions Duty

A local authority comply with regulations concerning the provision of information to persons adopted before the appointed day who have attained the age of 18.

Adoption - inspection of premises Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may inspect the premises where a child is or may be placed for adoption.

Adoption - keeping of information Duty

A local authority must keep prescribed information regarding an adoption in a form and manner which complies with regulations.

Adoption - placement for adoption by agencies Power

A local authority may place a child for adoption in certain circumstances. The authority should comply with regulations for placing a child with prospective adopters when doing so.

Adoption - recovery of child by parent or guardian Duty

A local authority must recover a child when requested to do so by the parent in certain circumstances.

Adoption - refusal of contact Power

A local authority may refuse to allow the contact that would otherwise be required by virtue of an order if it is satisfied that it is necessary to do so in order to safeguard or promote the child's welfare, and the refusal is decided upon as a matter of urgency and does not last for more than seven days. The authority must comply with regulations when refusing contact.

Adoption - reports where child placed by authority Duty

A local authority prepare a report for the court and assist the court in any other way regarding the suitability of the proposed adoption in certain circumstances.

Adoption - restriction of parental responsibility Power

An authority may determine that the parental responsibility of any parent or guardian, or of prospective adopters, is to be restricted to the extent specified in the determination.

Adoption - restrictions on disclosure of information Duty

A local authority may only disclose information regarding an adoption in prescribed circumstances.

Adoption - return of child in other cases Duty

A local authority must recover a child when requested to do so by the prospective adopters or where they consider the placement to be unsuitable.

Adoption - revoking placement orders Power

A local authority may apply to revoke a placement order in certain circumstances.

Adoption - varying placement orders Duty

A local authority may apply to vary a placement order in certain circumstances.

Advances for building agreements Power

A local authority may for the benefit of its area advance money in pursuance of a building agreement.

Advances for development of land Power

A local authority may for the benefit of its area advance money to any person for the acquisition of land or the erection of a building

Advances of remuneration to deceased employees Power

A local authority may forego the recovery of advances of remuneration paid to deceased employees in certain circumstances.

Agricultural products - enforcement of grading and marketing regulations Duty

A local authority must enforce the provisions of the Act.

Air pollution - Crown premises Duty

A local authority must report certain emissions from Crown premises or vessels to the appropriate Minister

Air pollution - exemption for purposes of investigations and research Power

A local authority may issue a notice in writing exempting or limiting the extent of certain sections of the Act for the purposes of investigations or research

Air pollution - information for the Secretary of State Duty

A local authority must comply with directions regarding the provision of air pollution information for use by the Secretary of State.

Air pollution - notices requiring information Power

A local authority may serve a notice requiring an occupier of certain premises to give them certain information regarding the emission of pollutants or other substances into the air from the premises.

Air pollution - obtaining information Power

A local authority may take various steps to obtain information about the emission of pollutants.

Air pollution - research and publicity Power

A local authority may incur expenditure for the purposes of research of or publicity into air pollution.

Airports - control over constitution and activities of public airport companies Duty

It shall be the duty of the controlling authority of a public airport company to exercise their control over the company so as to ensure that at least three of the directors of the company, or at least one-quarter of their number (whichever is less), are full-time employees of the company who are suitably qualified to act as directors of the company by virtue of their experience in airport management and ensure that the company does not engage in activities in which the controlling authority have no power to engage, or permit any subsidiary of the company to engage in any such activities.

Airports - financial backing for establishment and operations of public airport companies Power

A principal council shall have power to make loans to any associated company, or to guarantee loans made to any associated company by any other person, for the provision of working capital

Airports - other local authority capital controls and Wales Duty

It shall be the duty of the controlling authority of a public airport company to exercise their control over the company so as to ensure that the company appoints as auditors of the company only persons who are approved for appointment as such auditors

Airports - powers of investment and disposal in relation to public airport companies Power

a principal council shall have power at any time to subscribe for, take up, acquire or dispose of any securities of any associated company and a local authority shall have power, with the consent of the Secretary of State, to acquire securities of any company which carries on the business of operating an airport as a commercial undertaking and is not an associated company

Airports - provision of services for public airport companies Power

A principal council shall have power to enter into an agreement with any associated company, or with any subsidiary of an associated company, for the provision by the council for professional or technical services

Airports - transfer of airport undertakings of local authorities Duty

Where a principal council have formed a company to transfer the airport undertakings to, the council shall, before such date as the Secretary of State may specify in a direction given to the council, submit to the Secretary of State a scheme providing for the transfer to the company of any property, rights or liabilities of the council, or of any subsidiary of theirs, which it appears to the council to be appropriate to transfer to that company.

Alarm notification areas - designation Power

A local authority may designate the whole or any part of its area as an alarm notification area but must comply with the prescribed procedure when so doing.

Alarm notification areas - information about receipts Duty

A local authority must comply with regulations and must supply the appropriate person with information about its use of fixed penalty receipts.

Alarm notification areas - power of entry Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may enter premises to turn off an alarm subject to certain conditions.

Alarm notification areas - warrant of entry Power

A local authority may having complied with the specified conditions make an application to a magistrate's court for a warrant to allow an authorised officer to enter premises by force to turn off an alarm.

Alarm notification areas - withdrawal of designation Power

A local authority may withdraw the designation of the whole or any part of its area as an alarm notification area but must comply with the prescribed procedure when so doing.

Alarm notification areas- fixed penalty notice Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may issue a fixed penalty notice in the prescribed form if it appears that an individual has committed an offence in connection with an alarm notification area.

Alarm notification areas- powers on entry to premises Power

An authorised officer of a local authority has additional powers when entering premises.

Alarm notification areas- request for personal details Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may require an individual who he suspects of an offence in connection with an alarm notification area may require that individual to give him his name and address.

Alarm notification areas- use of receipts Power

A local authority may use the receipts from fixed penalty notices issued under section 73 for certain purposes.

Alcohol - designated public place Power

A local authority may designate a place as a designated public place in certain circumstances associated with alcohol related disorder

Alcohol - effect of designated public place on byelaws Duty

A local authority must have regard to the effect of section 15 relating to byelaws.

Alcohol - enforcement of unlicensed premises closure orders Power

An officer authorised by the local authority may enter a premises and take reasonable steps to enforce a closure order.

Alcohol - termination of unlicensed premises closure orders Duty

A local authority must terminate a closure order when the need for it has ceased.

Alcohol - unlicensed premises closure notice Power

Where a local authority is satisfied that any premises in the area of the authority are being, or within the last 24 hours have been, used for the unauthorised sale of alcohol for consumption on, or in the vicinity of, the premises, the authority may serve a closure notice in respect of the premises.

Alcohol - unlicensed premises closure order Power

A local authority may, where a closure notice has been served, apply for a closure order in relation to unlicensed premises involved in the sale of alcohol.

Alcohol and entertainment licencing - register Duty

A local authority must prepare, maintain, make available for inspection a register of licensed premises and other licences and provide copies of documents for which a fee may be charged.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - acknowledgement of temporary event notice Duty

A local authority must acknowledge a properly formulated temporary event notice in the required timescale.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - change of registered address for club premises certificate Duty

A local authority must amend a club premises certificate when notified in the proper form of a change of address.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - closure notice for persistently selling alcohol to children Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may issue a closure notice in the prescribed form in certain circumstances in respect of a premises that persistently sells alcohol to children.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - club premises certificate applications Duty

A local authority must grant a club premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - club premises certificate review Duty

A local authority must review a club premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or may reject the application if they are not.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - club premises certificate update Duty

Where the relevant licensing authority, in relation to a club premises certificate, makes a determination or receives a notice under this Part, or an appeal against a decision under this Part is disposed of,the relevant licensing authority must make the appropriate amendments (if any) to the certificate and, if necessary, issue a new summary of the certificate.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - convictions after grant or renewal of personal licence Duty

A local authority must notify the Chief officer of police and consider revocation of licence in relation to certain convictions.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - copy personal licence Duty

Where the relevant licensing authority receives an application for a copy personal licence it must issue the licence holder with a copy of the licence (certified by the authority to be a true copy) if it is satisfied that the licence has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and where it has been lost or stolen, the holder of the licence has reported the loss or theft to the police.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - counter notice where temporary event notice limit exceeded Duty

A local authority must issue a counter notice to a temporary events notice in certain circumstances where permitted limits on the number of temporary event notices have been exceeded.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - early morning alcohol restriction order Power

A local authority may make, vary or revoke an early morning alcohol restriction order in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - enforcement of prohibition on sale of alcohol to children Duty

A local authority must enforce sections 146 and 147 of the Act prohibiting sales of alcohol to children.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - exercise and delegation of functions Duty

A local authority must delegate certain licensing functions to its licensing committee and the committee must discharge those functions on behalf of the authority.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - form of personal licence Duty

A local authority must issue a personal licence in the prescribed form.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - inspection of premises for grant of premises licence Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may inspect a premises before the grant of a licence and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - inspection prior to grant of club premises certificate Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may inspect premises before the grant of a certificate.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - issue of copy temporary event notice Duty

A local authority must issue a replacement temporary event notice in certain circumstances where an acknowledged temporary event notice is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed and that the premises user has reported that loss or theft to the police.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - licensing committee Duty

A local authority must establish a licensing committee.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - minor variation to premises licence Duty

A local authority must consider applications for minor variations to a premises licence and grant or reject the variations as relevant according to conditions specified in the regulations.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - modification of temporary event notice Power

A local authority may modify a temporary event notice in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - name or rule change for club premises certificate Duty

A local authority must amend a club premises certificate when notified in the proper form of a change of name or a change of club rules.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - personal licence applications and renewals Duty

A local authority must grant or renew a personal licence or reject the application in certain circumstances and take certain prescribed steps

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - premises licence determination Duty

A local authority must grant a premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - premises licence interim authority notice Duty

Where a premises licence lapses as a result of death, incapacity or insolvency of the holder but no application for the transfer of the licence has been made the local authority must grant an application for an interim authority notice if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - premises licence provisional statement Duty

A local authority must issue a provisional statement for a premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - proceedings for offences Power

A local authority may bring proceedings for certain offences under the Act.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - re-instatement of premises licence Duty

A local authority must re-instate a premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - request for production of temporary event notice Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may request the production of the temporary events notice in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - request to inspect personal licence Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may inspect a personal licence in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - request to produce club premises certificate Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may require production of the club premises certificate in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - review of premises licence Duty

A local authority must review a premises licence subject to certain conditions and prescribed requirements and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - review of premises licence following closure order Duty

A local authority must review a premises licence when a closure order has been made and take certain prescribed steps when so doing.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - right of entry where temporary event notice given Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may enter a premises which is subject to a temporary events notice in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - rights of entry to investigate licensable activities Power

An officer authorised by a local authority may enter premises, subject to certain circumstances, to investigate licensable activities.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - sub-committees Power

A local authority may create licensing sub-committees to discharge certain licensing functions.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - suspension of club premises certificate Duty

A local authority must suspend a club premises certificate if the annual fee is not pad.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - suspension of premises licence Duty

A local authority must suspend a premises licence where the annual pay has not been paid subject to certain conditions and prescribed requirements and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - transfer of premises licence Duty

A local authority must grant an application for transfer of a premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - transfer of premises licence interim effect Duty

A local authority must give an application for transfer of a premises licence interim effect if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - update of personal licence document Duty

A local authority must update a personal licence in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - update of premises licence Duty

Where the relevant licensing authority, in relation to a premises licence, makes a determination or receives a notice under this Part, a premises licence lapses under this Part, or an appeal against a decision under this Part is disposed of,the relevant licensing authority must make the appropriate amendments (if any) to the licence and, if necessary, issue a new summary of the licence.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - variation to club premises certificate Duty

A local authority must vary a club premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - variation to premises licence Duty

A local authority must vary a premises licence if certain conditions and prescribed requirements are met or reject if they are not and take such other steps as are required.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - withdrawal of club premises certificate Duty

Where a club holds a club premises certificate, and it appears to the relevant licensing authority that the club does not satisfy the conditions for being a qualifying club in relation to a qualifying club activity to which the certificate relates, the authority must give a notice to the club withdrawing the certificate, so far as relating to that activity.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - conditions on temporary event notice Power

A local authority may impose conditions upon a temporary event notice in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - counter notice to temporary event notice Duty

A local authority must serve a counter notice to a temporary event notice in certain circumstances.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - general duties of licensing authorities Duty

A local authority must in carrying out its functions have regard to the licensing objectives the licensing statement and the Guidance of the Secretary of State.

Alcohol and entertainment licensing - policy statement Duty

A local authority must for each 5 year period consult upon, formulate and publish a licensing policy statement.

Allotments - acquisition of land Power

A local authority may purchase, let or compulsorily purchase land for the purpose of providing allotments.

Allotments - compensation for termination of tenancy Duty

A local authority must pay compensation, in certain circumstances, to the tenant when terminating an allotment tenancy.

Allotments - county council's powers Power

A county council may let land acquired or appropriated by the council for small holdings for cultivation as an allotment, or to a local authority or association

Allotments - determination of tenancy Duty

A local authority must follow a prescribed procedure in order to terminate an allotment tenancy

Allotments - entry on to unoccupied land Power

A local authority may enter on to unoccupied land in certain circumstances to utilise the same for allotments.

Allotments - improvement or adaptation of land Power

A local authority may improve or adapt land for use as allotments, including the adaptation or construction of certain buildings.

Allotments - lettings Power

A local authority may continue to let certain land as allotments.

Allotments - management Power

A local authority may appoint and remove allotment managers.

Allotments - provision Duty

A local authority must provide and let allotments in certain circumstances and consider certain representations made regarding the provision of allotments.

Allotments - provision for letting Power

A local authority may let allotments in the manner prescribed.

Allotments - purchase of land Power

A local authority may purchase land for use in future allotments with the approval of the Minister of Health.

Allotments - recovery of rent and repossession Power

A local authority may take action to recover rent or repossess the allotment in certain circumstances.

Allotments - rent Power

A local authority may charge rent for land let as allotments pursuant to the 1908 Allotments Act.

Allotments - rules for letting Power

A local authority may make rules regarding its allotments and must publicise the same.

Allotments - sale of Land Duty

A local authority wishing to sell land bought or appropriated for use as allotments may not do so without obtaining the consent of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to the sale.

Allotments - sale of land. Power

A local authority may sell unsuitable or superfluous land.

Allotments - scheme of common pasture Power

A local authority may enter into a scheme of common pasture in certain circumstances.

Allotments - transfer of allotments Power

A local authority may enter into agreements to obtain certain allotments by transfer.

Allotments - use of schoolroom free of charge. Power

A local authority may, subject to giving notice, use a room in a maintained primary school free of charge for the purpose of meetings under the Act.

Allotments and smallholdings - compensation for improvements Duty

A local authority must pay a tenant compensation for improvements in certain circumstances.

Allotments and smallholdings - co-operative societies Power

A local authority may promote the formation or extension of co-operative societies in relation to allotments or small holdings, including the giving of grants or making of loans in certain circumstances.

Allotments and smallholdings - interchange of land Power

A local authority may swap land acquired for an allotment or small holding with another local authority.

Allotments and smallholdings - renewal of tenancy Power

A local authority may renew its tenancy of compulsory hired land.

Animal boarding establishments - inspections Power

An officers of an authority or any veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner duly authorised by a local authority may inspect an animal boarding establishment.

Animal boarding establishments - licensing Power

A local authority may on application being made to them for that purpose and for payment of a fee licence an animal boarding establishment where the applicant meets prescribed requirements. A licence may be issued with conditions.

Animal boarding establishments - prosecutions Power

A local authority may prosecute proceedings for any breach of the Act committed in the area of the authority.

Animal feed - collection of kitchen waste Power

A local authority may collect kitchen waste or similar waste for use as animal feed and may make byelaws in respect of the same.

Animal health - general duties Duty

A local authority shall execute and enforce this Act and every order of the Minister so far as they are to be executed and enforced by local authorities.

Animal welfare - appointment of inspectors Power

A local authority may appoint animal welfare inspectors and shall have regard to the Secretary of State's guidance in so doing.

Animal welfare - prosecutions Power

A local authority may prosecute proceedings for an offence under the Act or Regulations made under the Act.

Anti-social behaviour - charging for work on high hedges Power

A person authorised by a local authority may enter premises to carry out works for which a charge may be made in certain circumstances relating to high hedges.

Anti-social behaviour - child safety orders Duty

A local authority must co-operate with a court in the court's dealings with a child safety order.

Anti-social behaviour - closure of noisy premises Power

A chief executive officer of a local authority may in certain circumstances make a closure of noisy premises order or cancel the same.

Anti-social behaviour - contracting out Power

A local authority may contract out of some of its functions in certain circumstances.

Anti-social behaviour - high hedge complaints Duty

A local authority must consider complaints regarding high hedges according to the procedures under these regulations.

Anti-social behaviour - high hedges power of entry Power

A person authorised by a local authority may enter premises for the purposes of the exercise of the local authority's powers and duties relating to high hedges.

Anti-social behaviour - notice to remove graffiti and fly posting Power

A local authority may serve a notice requiring the removal of graffiti or fly posting and recover its expenditure in so doing and must have regard to guidance from the Secretary of State or National Assembly.

Anti-social behaviour - parenting orders Duty

A local authority must co-operate with a court when the court wishes to make a parenting order.

Anti-social behaviour - penalty notices for graffiti and fly posting Power

An authorised officer of a local authority may issue a penalty notice for graffiti or fly posting. The amount of the penalty should be as determined by regulations.

Anti-social behaviour - remedial notices for high hedges Power

A local authority may issue, withdraw or relax a remedial notice in relation to a complaint regarding high hedges.

Anti-social behaviour - sale of aerosol paints to children enforcement Duty

It is the duty of every local weights and measures authority to consider, at least once in every period of twelve months, the extent to which it is appropriate for the authority to carry out in their area a programme of enforcement action in relation to section 54 and to the extent that they consider it appropriate to do so, carry out such a programme.

Anti-social behaviour - parental compensation order Power

A local authority may apply for a parental compensation order or a review of the order in certain circumstances.

Anti-social behaviour - parenting contracts Power

A local authority may enter into a parenting contract with parents of a child involved in anti-social behaviour and must have regard to guidance in so doing.

Anti-social behaviour - parenting orders Power

A local authority may enter into a parenting order with parents of a child involved in anti-social behaviour and must have regard to guidance in so doing.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty - general duties Duty

A local authority must in carrying out its functions have regard to preserving and enhancing the beauty of areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Areas of outstanding natural beauty - management plans Duty

A local authority must produce and publish management plans in relation to areas of outstanding natural beauty as required by the Act.

Barriers at level crossings - financial contributions Power

A local authority may contribute to the expenses incurred for providing lifting or other barriers, lights, signs, or other devices or appliances for the protection or convenience of the public at or near any level crossing where a road is crossed by a railway.

Bathing and boating - byelaws Power

Where any part of the area of a local authority having power to make byelaws about public bathing and pleasure boats is bounded by or is to seaward of the low water mark, the authority may exercise that power as respects any area of the sea which is outside the area of the authority and within 1,000 metres to seaward of any place where that mark is within or on the boundary of the area of the authority.

Best value authorities - accounts Duty

A best value authority must comply with any regulations regarding the keeping of accounts.

Best value authorities - conditions for new powers Duty

A local authority must comply with any conditions prescribed by the Secretary of State relating to any new best value authority powers arising from section 6.

Best value authorities - failure to comply with best value duty Duty

A local authority must comply with any review, inquiry or directions required by or coming from the Secretary of State in circumstances where the Secretary of State believes that the authority is not complying with its best value duties.

Best value authorities - fees for inspections Duty

A local authority must pay the appropriate best value inspection fee.

Best value authorities - general duties Duty

A local authority must make arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the way in which its functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness and must take prescribed steps when doing so.

Best value authorities - inspections Duty

A local authority must comply with the requirements of a best value inspection.

Best value authorities - non-commercial considerations in contracts Duty

A local authority must comply with any order relating to the exclusion of non-commercial considerations in contracts.

Best value authorities - regard to guidance Duty

A local authority must have regard to any guidance to or in respect of best value authorities issued by the Secretary of State.

Breeding of dogs - inspection of premises not covered by licence Power

A local authority may in certain circumstances inspect premises not covered by licence under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973.

Bridges over railways and inland waterways Duty

A local authority has responsibility for certain bridges over waterways and railways.

Buildings and building regulations - execution of Act Duty

It is the duty of local authorities to carry this Act into execution. It is the function of local authorities to enforce building regulations in their areas,

Burial and cremation - crematoria fees Duty

A local authority may charge fees for cremations.

Burial and cremation - crematoria regulations Duty

A local authority must comply with regulations concerning crematoria and burning.

Burial and cremation - donations of land, money or property for crematoria Power

A local authority may accept donations of land, money or property to enable them to provide and maintain crematoria.

Burial and cremation - provision of crematoria Power

A local authority may provide and maintain burial grounds or cemeteries, or anything essential, ancillary or incidental thereto and may provide and maintain crematoria.

Bus services - civil penalties for bus lane contraventions Power

A local authority may levy charges for bus lane contravention in certain circumstances.

Bus services - enforcement of mandatory travel concessions Power

A local authority may take proceedings to enforce mandatory travel concessions for free travel for elderly and disabled persons.

Bus services - information from service operator Power

A local authority may obtain information from service providers regarding local bus services.

Bus services - joint and through ticketing schemes Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may make a joint and through ticketing scheme as part of their local transport policy.

Bus services - making information available Duty

A local authority must having considered certain matters make information about bus services available.

Bus services - mandatory travel concessions Duty

A local authority must issue a permit for free travel to elderly and disabled persons in certain circumstances.

Bus services - reimbursement of operator for mandatory travel concessions Duty

A local authority must reimburse the transport operator in respect of mandatory travel concessions for free travel for elderly and disabled persons.

Bus services joint and through ticketing schemes - making of scheme Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly when making a joint and through ticketing scheme must comply with certain conditions.

Bus services joint and through ticketing schemes - notice and consultation Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly proposing to make a joint and through ticketing scheme must comply with certain notice and consultation requirements.

Bus services quality contract scheme - approval of proposed scheme Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly proposing to make a quality contract scheme must apply to the appropriate national body for approval.

Bus services quality contract scheme - making of scheme Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly, when making a quality contract scheme must comply with certain requirements including the appeals procedure.

Bus services quality contract scheme - new scheme Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may make a quality contract scheme as part of their local transport policy.

Bus services quality contract scheme - notice and consultation Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly proposing to make a quality contract scheme as part of their local transport policy must observe certain notice and consultation requirements.

Bus services quality contract scheme - postponement of scheme Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may postpone a quality contract scheme in certain circumstances.

Bus services quality contract schemes - continuance of schemes Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may continue a quality contract scheme for further periods in certain circumstances.

Bus services quality contract schemes - guidance about schemes Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly must comply with guidance relating to quality contract schemes.

Bus services quality contract schemes - regulations about schemes Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly must comply with regulations relating to quality contract schemes.

Bus services quality contract schemes - tendering for contracts Duty

The authority, or the authorities acting jointly, must invite tenders for the provision of services to which the scheme relates for such period and on such basis as may be specified in the invitation to tender.

Bus services quality contract schemes - variation or revocation Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may vary or revoke a quality contract scheme for further periods in certain circumstances.

Bus services quality partnership scheme - guidance about schemes Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly, providing a bus partnership scheme must have regard to guidance.

Bus services quality partnership scheme - making of scheme Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly proposing to make a quality partnership scheme as part of their local transport policy must comply with certain requirements when making the scheme.

Bus services quality partnership scheme - new scheme Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may make a quality partnership scheme as part of their local transport policy.

Bus services quality partnership scheme - notice and consultation Duty

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly proposing to make a quality partnership scheme as part of their local transport policy must observe certain notice and consultation requirements.

Bus services quality partnership scheme - postponement of scheme Power

A local authority or two or more authorities acting jointly may postpone a quality partnership scheme in certain circumstances.