The essential guide for English local authorities seeking to lawfully generate income from their statutory powers.
Author: Rob Hann
An essential compendium of local authority charging powers, this comprehensive guide will prove invaluable to all practitioners involved in generating income for local authorities via charging for their services. It also enables local authorities to examine whether they are making the most of their statutory charging powers.
Dealing with the whole area topic-by-topic, the work identifies and examines when and how a local authority is statutorily empowered to charge for a service.
- planning functions and economic development
- environmental health and protection
- education and related services
- social services and community care
- law and order/emergency services
- street parking and market trading
- highway and transport functions
- consumer protection
- libraries and museums
- general licensing functions
- animal health
- an overview of charging powers
Where relevant, the author examines important case law, such as R v Richmond Upon Thames LBC, ex parte McCarthy and Stone (Developments) Limited, where the House of Lords decided that existing legislation did not extend to an authority imposing a charge on a developer for pre-application advice.
Local Authority Charging and Trading Powers deals with the whole area in a simple topic-by-topic format, keeps local authorities fully informed of what services they can or cannot charge for so that their activities are not deemed ultra vires.
About the author
Rob Hann is an experienced solicitor, specialising in local government law. He has worked for many years in the public sector on major infrastructure projects, the PFI and helping local authorities to commercialise services through trading companies and other vehicles. He has also helped several authorities to bid for devolution and setting up combined authorities.
He is a regular author of articles and publications as well as two major local government textbooks and a ‘sister’ publication to LACAT – A Guide to Local Authority Companies and Partnerships (‘LACAP’).
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