The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a report giving practical examples of how the well-being power, introduced under the Local Government Act 2000 is being used by local authorities. The well-being power is a general power of competence giving councils the power to do anything, except raise tax, to promote the economic, social and environmental well-being of their areas. The power was intended to be all-embracing, allowing local authorities to use the power creatively, looking outside their traditional remit. The document was based on research commissioned by DCLG and it examines local authorities’ take-up and use of the power. The document begins by providing an introduction and brief summary of the use of the power. It then provides case studies where the power has been used in relation to street lighting, social housing, partnerships with primary care trusts and the setting up of an employment agency. The document then provides helpful links to further sources of information on the power.