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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government (Structural Changes) (Transitional Arrangements) Regulations 2008 and come into force on 29 August 2008.
2. In these Regulations—
“the 2007 Act” means the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007;
“the 2000 Regulations” means the Local Authorities (Functions and Responsibilities) (England) Regulations 2000(1);
“Implementation Executive” means a committee of a preparing council’s executive established in pursuance of a section 7 order;
“predecessor council” means a local authority which, by or in consequence of a section 7 order, will cease to exist on the reorganisation date;
“preparing council” means a local authority which, in accordance with a section 7 order, becomes a single tier council on the reorganisation date;
“reorganisation date”, in relation to a section 7 order, means the date specified in that order as that on which a structural change comes into effect;
“section 7 order” means an order under section 7 of the 2007 Act;
“shadow council” means an authority (not being a local authority) which, in accordance with a section 7 order, becomes a single tier council on the reorganisation date;
“shadow executive”, in relation to a shadow council, means the executive created by the council in accordance with a section 7 order;
“single tier council” means a local authority which on and after the reorganisation date is the sole principal authority for an area;
in relation to a predecessor council whose area is to become part of the area of a sole single tier council on the reorganisation date, means the preparing or shadow council which will become that single tier council;
in relation to a predecessor council whose area is to become the area of more than one single tier council on the reorganisation date, means the preparing or shadow councils which will become those single tier councils; and
“transitional period” means the period beginning—
on the date on which these Regulations come into force; or
in relation to a section 7 order made after that date, the first date on which any action is required to be taken in accordance with that order,
and ending immediately before the reorganisation date.
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