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Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Local Government Structure



Jun 12, 2019

Course Duration:

½ day (13.30 - 16.30)


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can also be delivered on an in-house basis


This course is aimed at anyone who needs to have an understanding of the structure, types, responsibilities and context of local authorities.  It is particularly suitable for those who have moved into local government from the private sector and those whose work is connected to local government, such as the voluntary sector


A ½ day workshop designed to provide an understanding and awareness of how Local Government is structured


  • Background and the developing role of local government
  • The relationship with central government
  • The legal framework, powers and duties
  • Modern structures and decision making
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Member Organisations: £85
Non-Member Organisations:  £95

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