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Local Government (Wales) Act 2015

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  1. Introduction

  2. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1 – Overview

    2. Section 2 – Main definitions

    3. Sections 3 to 10 – Voluntary mergers of local authorities

    4. Section 3 – Proposals for merger

    5. Section 4 – Consultation before making merger application

    6. Section 5 – Guidance about merger applications

    7. Section 6 – Power to make merger regulations

    8. Section 7 – Shadow authorities

    9. Section 8 – Elections and councillors

    10. Section 9 – Mayor and cabinet executive model authorities

    11. Section 10 – Other consequential etc. provisions

    12. Sections 11 to 15 – Transition committees

    13. Section 11 – Transition committees

    14. Section 12 – Composition of transition committees

    15. Section 13 – Functions of transition committees

    16. Section 14 – Sub-committee of transition committees

    17. Section 15 – Provision of funding, facilities and information to transition committees

    18. Sections 16 to 24 – Electoral arrangements etc. for the new principal areas

    19. Section 17 – Directions and guidance to Commission

    20. Section 18 – Conduct of initial review

    21. Section 19 – Pre-review procedure

    22. Section 20 – Consultation and investigation

    23. Section 21 – Reporting on initial review

    24. Section 22 – Implementation by Welsh Ministers

    25. Section 23 – Electoral regulations if no recommendations made

    26. Section 24 – Future review periods

    27. Sections 25 to 28 - Remuneration etc. arrangements for new principal local authorities

    28. Section 25 – Directions to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales to perform relevant functions

    29. Section 26 – Reports of Panel

    30. Section 27 - Directions and guidance to Panel

    31. Section 28 - Pay policy statements

    32. Sections 29 to 36 – Restraints on transactions and recruitment etc. by merging authorities

    33. Section 29(1) – Directions in relation to restricted activities

    34. Section 29(3) – Directions in relation to the appointment/designation to restricted posts

    35. Section 36 - Guidance

    36. Sections 37 and 38 – Information requirements

    37. Section 39 – Temporary extension of functions of Panel relating to heads of paid service to chief officers

    38. Section 40 – Changes to duty to have regard to Panel recommendations about salaries

    39. Section 41 –Panel membership

    40. Section 42 – Survey of councillors and unsuccessful candidates for election as councillors

    41. Section 43 – Proposal submitted before commencement of Part 3 of Local Government (Democracy) (Wales) Act 2013

    42. Section 44 – Regulations

    43. Section 46 - Commencement

  3. Record of Proceedings in National Assembly for Wales

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