Right to Local initiative

VERSION 1:

Local authorities shall have the power to make proposals which they are satisfied would contribute to promoting the sustainability of local communities. Such proposals may include a request for a transfer of powers from central government to a local authority.


VERSION 2:

  • Local authorities shall have the power to make proposals which they are satisfied would contribute to promoting the sustainability of local communities. Such proposals may include a request for a transfer of powers from central government to a local authority.
  • In order to give effect to this provision, local or provincial councils shall have fund raising powers.

 

edited on Apr 10, 2015 by ConstitutionUK

ConstitutionUK Apr 10, 2015

Please comment on the above edits and vote to let us know how you think this provision should evolve.  We have a very tight schedule so make sure to get involved asap.

The ConstitutionUK Team  

BananaPlant Apr 11, 2015

I would like to see things evolve so having discussions is important.

ConstitutionUK Apr 13, 2015

Hi BananaPlant,

Do you have any suggestions in mind?

Users tagged:

BananaPlant Apr 14, 2015

Not at the moment, no.

 

Thank you.

View all replies (2)

Malcolm Ramsay Apr 11, 2015

I'm happy with this wording.

Tom Austin Apr 11, 2015

This would be OK, if it did not presuppose the continuation of Local Authorities. I'm sure there is scope for improvement in all areas to do with LAs.

ConstitutionUK Apr 13, 2015

Hi Tom,

 

Do you have any specific ideas for improvement in mind that could fit within the scope of the initial idea? 

 

Tom Austin Apr 13, 2015

  • Local Government, however constituted (preferably from the bottom-up) shall have the power to make proposals which // would contribute to promoting the sustainability of local communities. Such proposals may include a request for a transfer of powers from central government to a local authority.
  • In order to give effect to this provision, local or provincial Governments shall have fund raising powers.

 [My amendments in Bold]

View all replies (2)

ConstitutionUK Apr 15, 2015

Hi All,

Thanks for your response.  

Tom Austin: Do you think that such a statement such as you suggest ought be included in the constitution?  Is it something that could be included in ordinary legislation?

Thanks,

The ConstitutionUK Team

Users tagged:

Tom Austin Apr 15, 2015

"Subsidiary* Government, however elsewhere herein Constituted,..."

Something along these lines is a must for the Constitution, given that much is to change from 'Sovereignty' down: Direct Democracy, online voting, local/regional 'government' offices, regional-devolution etc. etc..

* 'Subsidiary' is just a word; it may not be the correct form to differentiate Local & Regional Government from Central Government, BUT! "Local Authorities" does not at all adequately express the 'nature' of the alterations, here and elsewhere, proposed to the status quo.

Share