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Guide to Local Authority Charging Powers

By (author) Robert G. Hann
Foreword by Stephen Cirell
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Sweet & Maxwell
Published: 30th Mar 1995
Dimensions: h 220mm
Weight: 340g
ISBN-10: 0752002007
ISBN-13: 9780752002002
Barcode No: 9780752002002
Synopsis
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. Coverage includes: * 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 * housing * 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. * 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 * Recent case law is examined such as R v Richmond Upon Thames LBC, ex parte 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 advi

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