unitary authority

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unitary authority

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the United Kingdom) a district administered by a single tier of local government, esp those districts of England that became administratively independent of the county councils in 1996–98
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01 Prior Information Notice (PIN): Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar is the unitary local authority for the Western Isles (Outer Hebrides) of Scotland.
We have lost a lot of control of our daily lives with the imposition of a single unitary local authority.
He said: "I am glad to see so many of my constituents support the idea of a single unitary local authority for County Durham.
The idea of a single unitary local authority covering the Teesside area is not new.
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, the Unitary Local Authority responsible for local government within the borough, has procured an eB document management system to support compliance with central government's eGovernment initiatives relating to the Electronic Social Care Record (ESCR).