Table of Contents
- 1 Which services do local councils not provide?
- 2 Who are local councils accountable to?
- 3 Which two services does your local council local authority provide?
- 4 What are examples of local government?
- 5 Who are local authorities answerable to?
- 6 What local authorities are in West Yorkshire?
- 7 How does local government work in the UK?
- 8 Which is the smallest local authority in the UK?
Which services do local councils not provide?
Local councils are not responsible for the following areas:
- personal social services.
- public housing.
- fire service.
- police service.
- trading standards.
- drainage water.
What services does the local authority provide?
Local government is responsible for a range of vital services for people and businesses in defined areas. Among them are well known functions such as social care, schools, housing and planning and waste collection, but also lesser known ones such as licensing, business support, registrar services and pest control.
Who are local councils accountable to?
Local authorities are accountable to their communities for how they spend their money and for ensuring that this spending represents value for money.
How many local authorities are there in West Yorkshire?
15 local authorities
There are 15 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Local authorities have a number of important functions.
- Housing. Local authorities are the main providers of social housing for people who cannot afford their own accommodation.
- Fire services.
- Libraries, recreation services and amenities.
- Environmental protection and animal control.
- Register of electors.
What services are local councils responsible for?
Local Councils are concerned with matters close to our homes, such as building regulations and development, public health, local roads and footpaths, parks and playing fields, libraries, local environmental issues, waste disposal, and many community services.
What are examples of local government?
Municipal governments run such services as:
- Parks and recreation.
- Housing services.
- Emergency medical services.
- Municipal courts.
- Public transportation services.
- Public works.
What are two ways that a local government can pay for the services it provides?
Local government revenue comes from property, sales, and other taxes; charges and fees; and transfers from federal and state governments.
As a result, local authorities are part of the accountability system under which the Department for Communities and Local Government is accountable to Parliament. Local councils are made up of councillors who are voted for by the public in local elections. They are supported by permanent council staff.
What are the responsibilities of a local authority?
The majority of our work covers the West Yorkshire local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, plus the City of York.
What are the boundaries of West Yorkshire?
West Yorkshire consists of five metropolitan boroughs (City of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, City of Leeds and City of Wakefield) and is bordered by the counties of Derbyshire to the south, Greater Manchester to the south-west, Lancashire to the west and north-west, North Yorkshire to the north and east, and South …
How does local government work in the UK?
The structure of local government varies from area to area, and region to region. In most of England, there are two tiers – county and district – with responsibility for services split between the two tiers. County councils cover the entire county area and provide around 80 per cent of the services.
Where are Kirklees and Dewsbury in West Yorkshire?
Kirklees is set in the heart of West Yorkshire and has a growing population. With the two major centres of Huddersfield and Dewsbury it also encompasses the smaller towns of Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite.
Isles of Scilly Council is the smallest local authority by population with 2,259 people as of 2017. Kent County Council is the largest local authority by population with 1,554,636 people as of 2017.
How many vacancies are there at Kirklees Council?
Kirklees Council is a large employer, we are able to offer a wide variety of career pathways for our employees. With more than 100 vacancies on average being advertised across our services and schools, there is a wealth of opportunity for career development progression.