Definition of local authority in English:

local authority

noun

British
  • An administrative body in local government.

    ‘you will need planning permission from your local authority’
    as modifier ‘local authority housing’
    • ‘The Conservative governments bypassed local authorities in many policy fields.’
    • ‘It enlarges the tax base and provides more money for government and local authorities to spend.’
    • ‘The system of funding for coroners is that they are funded by local authorities.’
    • ‘In a sickening move Steve was told last week that his son would be kicked out of the nursery run by the local authority.’
    • ‘Such legislation is understood to be the responsibility of the local authority.’
    • ‘New legislation means the markets can resume under licence from the local authority.’
    • ‘The legislation does not insist local authorities or health boards must put resources into the area.’
    • ‘Even tattoo artists and body piercers have to be regulated with the local authority.’
    • ‘The government and local authorities use public money to campaign for their policies.’
    • ‘Bradford Council is one of the first local authorities to publish the allowances on its web site this year.’
    • ‘So all rubbish should be sorted and the local authority should have it collected accordingly.’
    • ‘There has been a running battle where I live between local residents and the local authority.’
    • ‘Similar rotten coalitions have taken control of at least seven other local authorities.’
    • ‘Bradford Council is one of the few local authorities to still keep and employ its own horses.’
    • ‘Once the plans have been adopted by all local authorities they will be sent to the Government.’
    • ‘We would expect the local authorities to take account of the new Scottish Executive guidance.’
    • ‘So the scope of Palestinian control amounts to no more than that exercised by a local authority.’
    • ‘If Glasgow scraps the opt-out, other local authorities are likely to follow suit.’
    • ‘The levy, funded from the Council Tax, will come from all the local authorities in the region.’
    • ‘Housing associations work with the police and local authorities to secure the orders.’
    local government, municipal authority, civic authority, legislative body, legislature, administration, executive, chamber, assembly, ministry, governing body, government, parliament, senate, congress, diet, cabinet
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local authority