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Last edited 01 Jan 2019
The term ‘Act’ refers to an Act of Parliament that either creates a new law or changes in some way an existing one. The government is responsible for enforcing new laws once they have been passed by Parliament. Acts of Parliament comprise the UK’s statute law.
Once it has been passed, an Act can either come into force with immediate effect, or at a specified future date, or it can be introduced in stages.
To change an existing law, another Act or delegated legislation must be passed, or an Act can be repealed so that it no longer applies.
Almost all current Acts of Parliament are available to read on the Legislation.gov.uk website.
- Clean Air Act.
- Energy act of 2011.
- Environmental Protection Act.
- Flood and Water Management Act.
- Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013.
- Housing Act 1996.
- Housing Act 2004.
- Housing and Planning Act 2016
- Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act HGRA.
- Law of Property Act 1925 Receiver.
- Local Democracy Economic Development Act 2009.
- Localism Act.
- Party Wall Act.
- Planning Act 2008.
- Planning and Compensation Act 1991.
- Town and Country Planning Act.
- Unfair contract terms act.
- Wildlife and Countryside Act.
For more information see: https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Category:Other_legislation
NB Hybrid bills mix the characteristics of public and private Bills. The provisions in a
hybrid bill would affect the general public, but would also have particular effects on
specific individuals or groups.
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