The Localism Bill has now completed its passage through the House of Commons. It is currently in the House of Lords with a line by line examination of the Bill currently taking place in Committee.

Whilst the debate and amendments to the Bill continue, the Department for Communities and Local Government have produced an updated Plain English Guide to the Localism Bill which is available at: http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/localismplainenglishguide

The main amendment to the Plain English Guide is the inclusion of Annex A (pages 20-22) which provides some questions and answers about the Bill.

We will keep monitoring the Bill as it progresses through Parliament and, in future editions of “Insight”, will inform you of any significant issues that arise during this process.