Navigating local government can be complex, with businesses needing to work with several councils when applying for planning permission and other services. Multiple councillors and councils, each holding differing views and policy agendas, can greatly increase the number of stakeholders businesses need to engage with. This is why many businesses have taken note of the restructuring proposals for local government in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset.
Breaking down the local government structures
The existing system of local government is complicated with county councils, district councils, parish councils, or unitary authorities working alongside