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The draft Legislative Reform Order is a draft Statutory Instrument which has been laid in Parliament for Parliamentary scrutiny. An Explanatory Document is also required to accompany a draft Legislative Reform Order when it is laid before Parliament.
The draft Order includes provisions which would give local authorities greater flexibility in forming a combined authority or economic prosperity board. The Explanatory Document also comprises the government’s response to the previous consultation on this matter.
The government is proposing to seek Parliament’s approval to make amendments to Part 6 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009, relating to combined authorities and economic prosperity boards, through a Legislative Reform Order.
The legislative changes proposed are intended to ensure that local authorities are able to collaborate across their functional economic areas, to maximise economic development and regeneration.
This consultation invites views on the proposed changes to the legislation and on the draft Legislative Reform Order.