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Local Government Act 2003

Section 34: Best value grant: parishes

55.Section 34 applies to England. It permits the payment by the Secretary of State of grant to best value authorities which, under subsection (1), are defined as any parish council (sometime known as a “town council”), or parish meeting, subject to the best value duties set out in sections 3 to 6 of the Local Government Act 1999. By virtue of the Local Government Best Value (Exemption)(England) Order (SI 2000/339), currently only 41 parish or town councils satisfy this criterion.

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