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  City Mayors: Local government in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Local government in the United Kingdom is a settled feature of the constitutional architecture and has long acted as an agency of the state in order to fulfil many of the functions required by central government to ameliorate social problems throughout the years.
Local government boundaries owe their current basis to local government legislation, though voluntary mergers are permissible under the law and the Boundary Committee for England is now responsible for the overall examination of local government boundaries and structures.
Local government in the Republic of Ireland predates its national political structures, with much of the constitutional arrangements laid down under British rule in the late nineteenth century remaining in place.
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  United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Local councils are controlled by laws and policies established by the central government, particularly concerning budgets and spending.
Local government was greatly reorganized in 1996 in Scotland and Wales.
The Conservative Party is still a major party in the United Kingdom, but the Labour Party, founded around the turn of the 20th century, grew to become the primary opposition to the Conservatives, taking the place of the Liberals.
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 uk local government
local government in the united kingdom is divided into layers.
depending upon the area, the main functions of local government are run by either one or two level (tiers) of council.
local government in scotland and wales has been reorganised such that the main tier of local government is provided by unitary councils.
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 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, often confusingly referred to as "Britain", is a constitutional monarchy and a "unitary state", composed by the political union of four constituent entities: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
The government is answerable chiefly to the House of Commons and the Prime Minister is drawn from this chamber of Parliament by constitutional convention.
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
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 Local government in the United Kingdom information information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Under section 15 the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, committees must roughly reflect the political party makeup of the council; before it was permitted for a party with control of the council to 'pack' committees with their own members.
In 2000 Parliament passed the Local Government Act 2000 to force councils to move to an executive-based system, either with the council leader and a cabinet acting as an executive authority, or with a directly-elected mayor, either with a mayor and cabinet drawn from the councillors; or a mayor and council manager.
Unitary local government was inserted as a precondition for the introduction of any elected Regional Assemblies under the Labour government's former plans to introduce such bodies prior to the rejection by referendum in North East in November 2004.
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 Local Government in the United Kingdom; Author: Wilson, David (Professor of Public Administration, De Montfort ...
Local Government in the United Kingdom; Author: Wilson, David (Professor of Public Administration, De Montfort University, Leicester); Author: Game, Chris (Senior Lecturer, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham); Paperback
The leading textbook on local government, now in a comprehensively revised and updated second edition.
Recent years have seen local government become an issue of high political salience.
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 Local government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The local industrial councils are Tefen in Upper Galilee (north of Karmiel) and Ramat Hovav in the Negev (south of Beer Sheva).
Local government in Scotland is arranged on the lines of unitary authorities, with the nation divided into 32 council areas.
Local government of the United States refers to the governments at the city, town, village, or civil township level in the United States of America.
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 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - United Kingdom
However, the government's budget moved from a surplus of 1.6 percent of GDP in 2000–2001 to a 2.9 percent deficit in 2004–2005, chiefly because the Blair team showered money on antiquated public services.
As a member of the European Union, the United Kingdom was subject to a common EU weighted average external tariff of 1.3 percent in 2003, down from the 2.4 percent for 2002 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
Government policies are intended to facilitate the free flow of capital and to support the flow of resources in the product and services markets." The UK is one of the most favorable destinations for foreign investment in the European Union, attracting about a quarter of all direct investment in the EU.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=UnitedKingdom   (1185 words)

 Local government in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Local councils are funded by a combination of central government grants, Council Tax (a locally set tax based on house value), Business Rates, and fees and charges from certain services including decriminalised parking enforcement.
The Government is currently conducting a review of local government in England and is expected to produce a White Paper at some point.
The Local Government Chronicle suggests that Cornwall, Shropshire, Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland may be invited to submit plans for structural change.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Local_government_in_the_United_Kingdom   (3714 words)

 FAO : SD Dimensions : Institutions : Land tenure
Local property taxes are a very important source of revenue to local government in the United Kingdom.
The government therefore decided to abolish it with effect from April 1993 and replace it with a property tax relating to dwellings.
The council tax is set by the local council and the amount at which it is set will depend on how much it and other public bodies in the area spend and how much they get from elsewhere.
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 IBM Government
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Partnering with government organizations, IBM helps provide innovative insight, research and technology that touches the lives of citizens.
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 United Kingdom Maps
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 Hoppa - Government in the United Kingdom
the United Kingdom, Navy "A world class Navy, ready to fight and win." The Royal Navy is a unique combination of land, sea and air capabilities merged into a single, adaptable and dynamic force.
the United Kingdom, Israel, Palestine, Regional Conflicts, Human Rights The Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with the support of many individuals and organisations in Britain, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, has launched the BIG Campaign which aims to boycott Israeli Goods and Services.
Sealand, Government Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain.
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 Local Government in the United Kingdom (1403997861) WILSON - Palgrave Macmillan
Edited by two leading authorities and with an all-star cast of contributors, British Local Government into the 21st Century brings together a set of specially-commissioned and tightly-edited chapters to provide a comprehensive assessment of the issues and challenges facing local government today.
An indispensable reference book, it covers the entire political year and includes chapters on the constitution, government and administration, the law, Parliament, public policy, devolution, foreign policy, relations with the EU, local government, elections and public opinion, the party system, pressure politics, the media and democracy, plus a statistical appendix.
Regional Trends is a comprehensive annual source of official statistics for the Statistical Regions of the United Kingdom (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Government Office Regions within England).
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 Administrative divisions of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the purposes of local government, England is divided into as many as four levels of administrative divisions.
However, many are not used as local government areas themselves, as many are too large or include large urban areas.
The civil parish is the most local unit of government in England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Local_government_in_England   (853 words)

 GENUKI: Administrative Regions of the British Isles
The term "United Kingdom" is a contraction of "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", that is England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but has meant different things at different times.
From 1707, when the parliaments of England and Scotland were united, we had the "United Kingdom of Great Britain".
The adjective "British" is generally taken to mean "of the United Kingdom" rather than "of Great Britain" or "of the British Isles", but "Irish" can mean either "of Ireland" or "of the Republic of Ireland" depending on the context.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/Regions   (589 words)

 The Local Government Ombudsman
For information on the courses we run for local authorities on handling complaints, click here.
The Local Government Ombudsman, Jerry White, has criticised South Somerset Council over its handling of a planning application for a manufacturing business and, later, delaying eight months in commencing enforcement action against...
In her report, issued today (25 May 2007), Local Government Ombudsman, Anne Seex, criticised failures to follow proper proced...
www.lgo.org.uk   (248 words)

 Find in a Library: The politics of local government in the United Kingdom
Find in a Library: The politics of local government in the United Kingdom
The politics of local government in the United Kingdom
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 United Kingdom Web Directory, Britain Information and Services, UK Guide - Government > Local Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Find all sorts of information and resources in United Kingdom from our United Kingdom web directory.
Makes recommendations to the Government on whether there should be changes to the structure of local government, and the boundaries of individual local authority areas.
UKbigdirectory.com is operated being much more helpful than a normal search engine, thanks to our edited directory of relevant content.
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 List of articles about local government in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of articles relating to local government in the United Kingdom and does not include specific entities or authorities:
History of local government in the United Kingdom
This page was last modified 21:20, 21 October 2006.
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 MoneyWeb: Government:Local:United Kingdom
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 Open Directory - Reference:Archives:Regional:United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Please only submit sites about a physical repository of records, such as a record office.
Online regional histories should be submitted to the relevant category in Regional: Europe: United Kingdom.
Repositories of the records of local government in the United Kingdom.
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 Employer’s Organisation for Local Government (EO) - United Kingdom - Equal Employment Opportunities
Employer’s Organisation for Local Government (EO) - United Kingdom - Equal Employment Opportunities
The EO superseded the Local Government Management Board (1991-1999) when established in 1999 by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).
Equal employment opportunities within the EO is spearheaded by two departments: the EQUALITIES, which is mainly responsible for advice and support on equalities issues and LARRIE (the Local Authorities Race Relations Information Exchange).
www.ilo.org /public/english/employment/gems/eeo/law/uk/tu_eolg.htm   (106 words)

 www.news2mail.com: Uk.Gov.Local -- Local government in the United Kingdom
www.news2mail.com: Uk.Gov.Local -- Local government in the United Kingdom
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 CiteULike: The digital divide and the quality of electronic service delivery in local government in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
CiteULike: The digital divide and the quality of electronic service delivery in local government in the United Kingdom
The digital divide and the quality of electronic service delivery in local government in the United Kingdom
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