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Local Government Act 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Promotion of economic, social or environmental well-being etc

    1. Interpretation

      1. 1.Meaning of “local authority” in Part I

    2. Promotion of well-being

      1. 2.Promotion of well-being

      2. 3.Limits on power to promote well-being

      3. 4.Strategies for promoting well-being

      4. 5.Power to amend or repeal enactments

    3. Modification of certain enactments

      1. 6.Power to modify enactments concerning plans etc

      2. 7.Power to modify enactments concerning plans etc: Wales

      3. 8.Modification of section 137 of the 1972 Act

    4. Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6

      1. 9.Procedure for orders under section 5 or 6

  3. Part II Arrangements with respect to executives etc.

    1. Executive arrangements

      1. 10.Executive arrangements

    2. Local authority executives

      1. 11.Local authority executives

      2. 12.Additional forms of executive

    3. Executive functions

      1. 13.Functions which are the responsibility of an executive

    4. Provisions with respect to executive arrangements

      1. 14.Discharge of functions: mayor and cabinet executive

      2. 15.Discharge of functions: leader and cabinet executive

      3. 16.Discharge of functions: mayor and council manager executive

      4. 17.Discharge of functions: s. 11(5) executive

      5. 18.Discharge of functions by area committees

      6. 19.Discharge of functions of and by another local authority

      7. 20.Joint exercise of functions

      8. 21.Overview and scrutiny committees

      9. 22.Access to information etc

      10. 23.Further provision

      11. 24.Absence of requirement for political balance

    5. Procedure with respect to operation of executive arrangements

      1. 25.Proposals

      2. 26.Proposals not requiring referendum

      3. 27.Referendum in case of proposals involving elected mayor

      4. 28.Approval of outline fall-back proposals

      5. 29.Operation of, and publicity for, executive arrangements

      6. 30.Operation of different executive arrangements

    6. Alternative arrangements.

      1. 31.Alternative arrangements in case of certain local authorities

      2. 32.Alternative arrangements

      3. 33.Operation of alternative arrangements

    7. Referendums

      1. 34.Referendum following petition

      2. 35.Referendum following direction

      3. 36.Referendum following order

    8. Local authority constitution

      1. 37.Local authority constitution

    9. Guidance

      1. 38.Guidance

    10. Elected mayors etc.

      1. 39.Elected mayors etc

      2. 40.Election as elected mayor and councillor

      3. 41.Time of elections etc

      4. 42.Voting at elections of elected mayors

      5. 43.Entitlement to vote

      6. 44.Power to make provision about elections

    11. Provisions with respect to referendums

      1. 45.Provisions with respect to referendums

    12. Amendments to the 1972 Act

      1. 46.Amendments to the 1972 Act

    13. Power to make further provision

      1. 47.Power to make incidental, consequential provision etc

    14. Interpretation

      1. 48.Interpretation of Part II

  4. Part III Conduct of local government members and employees

    1. Chapter I Conduct of members

      1. Standards of conduct

        1. 49.Principles governing conduct of members of relevant authorities

        2. 50.Model code of conduct

        3. 51.Duty of relevant authorities to adopt codes of conduct

        4. 52.Duty to comply with code of conduct

      2. Standards committees

        1. 53.Standards committees

        2. 54.Functions of standards committees

        3. 55.Standards committees or sub-committees for parish councils

        4. 56.Standards committees or sub-committees for community councils

    2. Chapter II Investigations etc: England

      1. Standards Board for England

        1. 57.Standards Board for England

        2. 58.Written allegations

      2. Functions of ethical standards officers

        1. 59.Functions of ethical standards officers

      3. Investigations

        1. 60.Conduct of investigations

        2. 61.Procedure in respect of investigations

        3. 62.Investigations: further provisions

        4. 63.Restrictions on disclosure of information

      4. Reports etc.

        1. 64.Reports etc

        2. 65.Interim reports

      5. References to monitoring officers

        1. 66.Matters referred to monitoring officers

        2. 67.Consultation with Local Commissioner

    3. Chapter III Investigations etc: Wales

      1. Local Commissioner and Commission for Local Administration in Wales

        1. 68.Local Commissioner and Commission for Local Administration in Wales

      2. Investigations

        1. 69.Investigations by Local Commissioner in Wales

        2. 70.Investigations: further provisions

      3. Reports etc.

        1. 71.Reports etc

        2. 72.Interim reports

      4. References to monitoring officers

        1. 73.Matters referred to monitoring officers

        2. 74.Law of defamation

    4. Chapter IV Adjudications

      1. Adjudication Panels

        1. 75.Adjudication Panels

      2. Case tribunals and interim case tribunals

        1. 76.Case tribunals and interim case tribunals

      3. Adjudications

        1. 77.Adjudications

        2. 78.Decisions of interim case tribunals

        3. 79.Decisions of case tribunals

        4. 80.Recommendations by case tribunals

    5. Chapter V Supplementary

      1. Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc.

        1. 81.Disclosure and registration of members' interests etc

      2. Code of conduct for local government employees

        1. 82.Code of conduct for local government employees

      3. Interpretation

        1. 83.Interpretation of Part III

  5. Part IV Elections

    1. 84.Meaning of “local authority” and “principal council” in Part IV

    2. 85.Options for elections

    3. 86.Power to specify a scheme for elections

    4. 87.Power to change years in which elections held

    5. 88.Separate power to make incidental provisions etc

    6. 89.Consequential electoral changes

  6. Part V Miscellaneous

    1. Surcharge etc.

      1. 90.Surcharge etc

      2. 91.Advisory notices

    2. Maladministration etc.

      1. 92.Payments in cases of maladministration etc

    3. Welfare services

      1. 93.Grants for welfare services

      2. 94.Disclosure of information

      3. 95.Unauthorised disclosure of information

      4. 96.Housing benefit

    4. Access to information

      1. 97.Background papers

      2. 98.Meetings and documents: notice etc

    5. Allowances and pensions

      1. 99.Allowances and pensions for certain local authority members

      2. 100.Power to make provision about allowances

    6. Indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities

      1. 101.Indemnification of members and officers of relevant authorities

    7. Social services functions

      1. 102.Social services functions

    8. Recoupment by local authorities of cost of providing day care

      1. 103.Recoupment by local authorities of cost of providing day care

    9. Prohibition on promoting homosexuality: bullying

      1. 104.Prohibition on promoting homosexuality: bullying

  7. Part VI Supplemental

    1. 105.Orders and regulations

    2. 106.Wales

    3. 107.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    4. 108.Commencement

    5. 109.Short title and extent

  8. Schedules:

    1. Schedule 1

      Executive arrangements: further provision.

    2. Schedule 2

      Election of elected mayor.

    3. Schedule 3

      Amendments to the 1972 Act.

    4. Schedule 4

      Standards Board for England.

    5. Schedule 5

      Minor and Consequential Amendments.

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals.

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