On 20 January 2021 the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 received Royal Assent. Provisions within the Act are of interest to town and community councils.
- From April 2022 community and town councils will have a duty to prepare and publish an annual report about the council’s priorities, activities and achievements.
- From 5 May 2022 community and town councils will have the power to pass a resolution to become eligible to exercise General Powers of Competence. Welsh Government will consult on eligibility prior to introduction.
- From 5 May 2022, community and town councils will have a duty to consider training from 5 May 2022 for councillors and community council staff, and publish the first training plans by November 2022.
- The power of well-being is due to be repealed once the general power of competence comes into force on 5 May 2022.
NB. Activity started using the well-being power before 5 May 2022 can continue until it finishes, but no new activities can be started using this power from 5 May 2022.