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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Wansbeck District Council set money aside prior to the formation of the single unitary council for Northumberland in 2008 from the sale of their football stadium to ASDA.
Schools from the region will be taking up a role on the board of the fictitious Unitary Council, Emmstone.
Council corporate director for resources Don McLure apologised and said the need to merge the system came after the forming of the unitary council in 2009.
The new unitary council will be named Cheshire West and Chester.
Shropshire is to gain a new unitary council covering the whole county, Local Government Minister John Healey revealed.
But in The Journal on February 7, our MP Guy Opperman wants a return to the local councils which we had, not the unitary council we are supposed to have.
The unitary council - which has to make pounds 40m in budget savings over the next year and is planning to axe around 1,000 posts - is setting up a new People's Panel to act as an official sounding board on behalf of local citizens.
Now a further review will also explore switching to a single unitary council - an option that appeared to have been ruled out five months ago.
There again everyone was against a unitary council and look what happened.
A Teesside unitary council with councillors elected from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Redcar & Cleveland would generate real lasting savings to the tax payer, running into millions of pounds.
Cheshire County Council, Chester City Council and Ellesmere Port and Neston Council asked for the Government to grant unitary council status - ending the decades-old system of two-tier local government.