Combined Authorities

May 3rd, 2017 by James Goudie KC

Recent statutory instruments include the Combined Authorities (Finance) Order 2017, SI 2017/611, coming into force on 27 April 2017, which makes provision for various matters connected with precepting for Mayoral functions in Mayoral Combined Authorities, which are major precepting authorities for the purpose of setting council tax under the Local Government Finance Act 1992; the Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/603, coming into force on 16 May 2017, amending the Transport Levying Bodies Regulations 1992 in consequence of the establishment of the Tees Valley and the West Midlands Combined Authorities, to enable the issuing of a levy by the respective Combined Authorities in order to meet the costs of carrying out their transport functions; the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Functions and Amendment) Order 2017 (Transfer of Police and Crime Commissioner Functions to the Mayor) Order, and (Fire and Rescue Functions) Order; and Orders relating to the Liverpool City Region, Sheffield City Region, Cambridge and Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands, and West of England Combined Authorities. Combined Authorities are also able to create Mayoral Development Corporations, which have similar powers to New Town Development Corporations, for the purposes of the recently enacted Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.

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