Unitary authorities of England

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Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district.wikipedia
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Local Government Act 1972

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They are constituted under the Local Government Act 1992, which amended the Local Government Act 1972 to allow the existence of counties that do not have multiple districts.
Its pattern of two-tier metropolitan and non-metropolitan county and district councils remains in use today in large parts of England, although the metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986, and both county and district councils were replaced with unitary authorities in many areas in the 1990s.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Bournemouth, Christchurch and PooleBCP CouncilBournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council
Statutory instruments for the creation of two unitary authorities, to be named Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Dorset Council, have been made and shadow authorities for the new council areas were formed ahead of their creation on 1 April 2019.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is unitary local authority for the district of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that came into being on 1 April 2019.

Bournemouth Borough Council

BournemouthBorough of BournemouthBournemouth Corporation
One of the authorities would consist of the existing unitary authorities of Bournemouth, Poole and the non-metropolitan district of Christchurch, the other would be composed of the remainder of the county.
It was a unitary authority, although between 1974 and 1997 it was an administrative district council with Dorset.

Bath and North East Somerset

Bath & North East SomersetDistrict of Bath and North East SomersetBath & North East Somerset Council
Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is the district of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset Council that was created on 1 April 1996 following the abolition of the county of Avon.

Borough of Bedford

BedfordNorth BedfordshireBedford Borough
Bedford is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset CouncilBath and North East Somerset
It is a unitary authority, with the powers and functions of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Blackburn with Darwen

BlackburnBorough of Blackburn with DarwenBlackburn Council
Blackburn with Darwen is a unitary authority area in Lancashire, North West England.

Bedfordshire

County of BedfordBedfordshire, EnglandBedford
It is a ceremonial county and a historic county, covered by three unitary authorities: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton.

Bracknell Forest

BracknellBorough of Bracknell ForestBracknell Forest Borough Council
Bracknell Forest is one of six unitary authority areas within Berkshire in southern England.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a unitary local government district in Dorset, England.

Bedford Borough Council

BedfordBedford (M)Bedford council
It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Central Bedfordshire

District of Central BedfordshireCentral Bedfordshire CouncilCentral Bedfordshire District
Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.

Berkshire

Berkshire, EnglandCounty of BerkshireRoyal County of Berkshire
Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham.

Cheshire West and Chester

Borough of Cheshire West and ChesterCheshire West and Chester CouncilCheshire West
Cheshire West and Chester is a unitary authority with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England.

Brighton and Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove CouncilBrighton and HoveBrighton & Hove City Council
It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Bristol City Council

BristolCity CouncilBristol Corporation
The council is a unitary authority, and is unusual in the United Kingdom in that its executive function is controlled by a directly elected mayor of Bristol.

Cornwall

CornishCornwall, EnglandCounty of Cornwall
The county has been administered since 2009 by the unitary authority, Cornwall Council.

Lancashire

Lancashire, EnglandCounty Palatine of LancasterLancaster
In 1998 Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen became independent unitary authorities, removing them from the non-metropolitan county but not from the ceremonial county.

Derby

Derby, EnglandCity of DerbyDerby, Derbyshire
Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Blackburn with Darwen CouncilBlackburn with DarwenBlackburn Borough Council
It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Durham County Council

DurhamCounty DurhamCounty Durham Council
Since 2009 it has been a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Northampton

Northampton, EnglandNorthampton, NorthamptonshireNorthampton CB
One authority would consist of the existing districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire and the other authority would consist of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough districts.
The borough failed to become a unitary authority in the 1990s local government reform and again, in 2011, when the motion was voted down by the council.

Derbyshire

County of DerbyDerbyshire, EnglandDerby
The city of Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire.

County Durham

DurhamCounty of DurhamCo. Durham
The structural change legislation which in 2009 created the present unitary council (that covers a large part – but not all – of the ceremonial county) refers to "the county of County Durham" and names the new unitary district "County Durham" too.