How is local government different to national government?

In this lesson, we will define what is meant by government and compare local and central government in England.

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Quiz:

How is local government different to national government?

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Q1.True or false? Local councils deliver services in a county, city or town. They are sometimes known as local authorities.

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Q2.True or false? Policies are courses of action or goals that governments or organisations plan to carry out or are in the process of carrying out.

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Q3.Does this best describe local or central government? It 'holds power over the whole of the United Kingdom on many issues'.

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Q4.Which is the best definition of a local councillor?

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Q5.What does 'authority' mean?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How is local government different to national government?

Assess what you learnt in your lesson today by completing the quiz below. Don't forget to click 'get your score' at the end. Good luck!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false? Local councils deliver services in a county, city or town. They are sometimes known as local authorities.

1/5

Q2.True or false? Policies are courses of action or goals that governments or organisations plan to carry out or are in the process of carrying out.

2/5

Q3.Does this best describe local or central government? It 'holds power over the whole of the United Kingdom on many issues'.

3/5

Q4.Which is the best definition of a local councillor?

4/5

Q5.What does 'authority' mean?

5/5

Lesson summary: How is local government different to national government?

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