The Department for Communities and Local Government has unveiled its Local Government Bill and emphasised that it places a legal duty on councils and service providers including primary care trusts to co-operate.

The bill as a whole is intended to give local authorities a new role as 'place shapers' or leaders in making services better co-ordinated, better value for money and more responsive to local demands.

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The Department for Communities and Local Government has unveiled its Local Government Bill and emphasised that it places a legal duty on councils and service providers including primary care trusts to co-operate.

The bill as a whole is intended to give local authorities a new role as 'place shapers' or leaders in making services better co-ordinated, better value for money and more responsive to local demands.

Read more here