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The Localism Bill was introduced to Parliament on 13 December 2010.

This Bill will shift power from central government back into the hands of individuals, communities and councils.

The Localism Bill includes a number of important packages:

  • Decentralisation and strengthening local democracy
  • Non-Domestic Rates
  • Community empowerment
  • A radical re-boot of the planning system including neighbourhood planning
  • Changes to social housing policies
  • Devolving Powers to the Mayor and London Boroughs.

The measures in the Bill exemplify and take forward the six actions of decentralisation that underpin the Government's approach to decentralisation.

For more information about Decentralisation and the Localism Bill, click here

Localism Bill - Plain English Guide

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