Brighton and Hove City Council

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Brighton and Hove City Council
Coat of arms of Brighton and Hove City Council.jpg
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Unitary authority council
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
Meeting place
Brighton Town Hall
Hove Town Hall
Website
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Brighton and Hove City Council is the local authority of the city of Brighton and Hove. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.

Powers and functions[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, Brighton and Hove is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Brighton and Hove City Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

Political control[edit]

Since 1996 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control 2003 – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brighton & Hove". BBC News Online. Retrieved 8 October 2009.