What do local councils do?

In this lesson, we will investigate what local councils do and what services they provide, as well as consider how those services are funded.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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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:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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

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Quiz:

What do local councils do?

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

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Question 5

Q1.Some parts of the UK have both a county council and either district, borough or city councils. What is this called?

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Q2.Which services do local councils not provide?

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Q3.Which is the best description of Business Rates?

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Q4.Expenditure is best described as...

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Q5.Which is the best definition of a council's budget?

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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:

What do local councils do?

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.Some parts of the UK have both a county council and either district, borough or city councils. What is this called?

1/5

Q2.Which services do local councils not provide?

2/5

Q3.Which is the best description of Business Rates?

3/5

Q4.Expenditure is best described as...

4/5

Q5.Which is the best definition of a council's budget?

5/5

Lesson summary: What do local councils do?

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