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- Unitarysearch for term
- Unitary authorities are local authorities which are responsible for all local government functions in a particular geographic area
- Upper-tiersearch for term
- In most areas of England local government functions are divided between two tiers of local authority, county councils, known as ‘upper tier’ authorities and city, borough or district councils, known as ‘lower-tier’ authorities.