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Charging and Trading in Local Government

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ISBN13: 9780421902800
ISBN: 0421902809
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £195.00



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Charging and Trading in Local Government provides detailed guidance on local authorities' powers to charge for services and trade, powers that were substantially overhauled and expanded by the Local Government Act 2003.

Written by practitioners who are recognised as the leading experts on this subject, it clearly explains what these powers now are and guides readers through their effective use. Crucially, it demonstrates the practical implications of the new powers by a series of worked examples of possible charging/ trading activities, including the legal processes.

  • Identifies the charging and trading powers local authorities now have available
  • Shows how to use them to an authority's advantage
  • Incorporates the wide-ranging changes introduced in recent legislation
  • Contains a series of worked examples
  • Uses checklists and diagrams to highlight key issues and potential pitfalls
  • Includes a series of tools for assessing the business case for charging and trading
  • Presented in an understandable style suitable for both lawyers and non-lawyers

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Subjects:
Local Government Law
Contents:
Introduction. ;Charging and trading under existing powers. ;Charging and Trading in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ;Charging for Discretionary Services. ;The Charging Provisions. ;Examples of charging for discretionary services. ;Commercial Trading. ;Establishment of companies for Trading. ;Examples of commercial trading. Developing a strategy. ;Making the case for charging and trading.; Conclusion.