Unitary Authority

A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.

Typically unitary authorities cover towns or cities which are large enough to function independently of county or other regional administration. Sometimes they consist of national sub-divisions which are distinguished from others in the same country by having no lower level of administration.

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Cheshire West And Chester
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Cornish Assembly - Altered Devolution Reforms
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History Of Local Government In England - The City of London
... abolished in 1986, the City of London reverted to being a unitary authority (like the London boroughs) ... the strategic management of the Greater London Authority ... City of London de jure County Council (from 1888) n/a n/a none Greater London none (unitary authority) none (unitary authority) County Borough (from 1888–1974) n/a n/a City of London (de facto) none n/a n/a ...
Shropshire Council - Conversion To Unitary Status - Background
... local government white paper supported proposals for new unitary authorities to be set up in England in certain areas ... were favoured by the government to be covered by unitary authorities in one form or another (the county either becoming a single unitary authority, or ... For the counties in the 2009 reorganisation, existing unitary authority areas within the counties' ceremonial boundaries (such as Telford and Wrekin) were not to be affected and no boundary changes were ...
Borough Of Poole
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