RE: Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction
Hi Robert, I have deleted the duplicate posts now. This is a continuing problem, unfortunately. I think it relates to the use of the "tab" key to move between fields, but that is just my guess.
The relevant provisions of the Act (ie Part 1) come into force on "a day to be appointed by the Secretary of State". Presumably we can expect a commencement order before too long. CLG have recently advised that they want to commence by April next year (understandably). Whether this will be preceded by regulations I don't know at this stage, but from the detail in the Act (particularly on petitions) I suspect that regs may not be necessary or desirable.
Chapter 4, Part 1 (tenants services) comes into force immediately, however. This may be of relevance if you are conducting housing or CBL reviews at the moment.
The full Act as passed can be found on the OPSI website now that it has received Royal Assent.