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Policy Briefing 14: New legislative framework - update
A comprehensive review of the Localism Act, Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, and Health and Social Care Bill
Three major pieces of legislation - the Localism Act, Police Reform Act and Health and Social Care Bill - will have significant effects on accountability across the public sector from 2012 onwards.
These changes will be keenly felt by scrutiny practitioners, who will need to prepare for a new structural landscape in which they will have new powers and opportunities - but some significant new challenges as well.
This comprehensive briefing aims to provide a striaghtforward summary of the key provisions of these three pieces of legislation, and to explore what they mean for overview and scrutiny in local government.
It will be followed in April 2012 by a new version of our detailed guide to legislation, "Pulling it all together".