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Can a local authority provide and charge for services if there is an existing statutory obligation to provide that service?

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Published on LexisPSL on 21/12/2015

The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a local authority provide and charge for services if there is an existing statutory obligation to provide that service?
  • General power of competence

Can a local authority provide and charge for services if there is an existing statutory obligation to provide that service?

Under Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (LA(GS)A 1970) local authorities are able to trade any administrative, professional or technical services with one another and other public bodies; see LA(GS)A 1970, s 1(1)(b). When trading with a public body under LA(GS)A 1970, a local authority

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