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A rough guide to the London Local Authorities Act 2007

  • By Jennifer Sibley

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Introduction

One role of London Councils is to help promote private legislation on behalf of the boroughs. The 9th London Local Authorities Bill received Royal Assent in July, becoming the LLA Act 2007.

Like previous LLA Acts, London Councils played a leading role in steering the provisions through parliament to gain new powers to help London boroughs tackle a range of nuisances that adversely affect the local environment, and the quality of life of their residents.

This rough guide explains some of the most important provisions in the new Act. All provisions came into force on 19 September 2007, except where stated, and are only applicable to London. The Guide was revised in June 2015.