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The tool gives guidance on what current legislation gives English and Welsh councils the power to do and what it requires them to do in law. The guidance is put together by Kent County Council's Legal Services team in partnership with esd-toolkit.

Subscriptions to the LG Inform Plus programme help fund maintenance of the guidance and the standard lists. Your organisation may already be subscribed. If so, just sign in to access powers and duties guidance. If not, see the subscription benefits page, which tells you how to subscribe.

Local Government powers and duties information is provided for guidance only. You should refer to legislation and/or check requirements with your council’s own legal team for full details.