Government ‘Barrier Busting’ online portal

In March 2011, the Department for Communities and Local Government launched an online portal as part of the Government’s commitment ‘to transferring power and influence to local authorities, communities and individuals’.

If councils, having consulted and reached agreement with their local communities, find that a bureaucratic barrier prevents them from taking action, they can submit a formal ‘proposal’ asking Government to remove the barrier through the new Barrier Busting online portal.

This portal is also open to anyone who wishes to ask the Government to remove a barrier which is stopping local action.

Click here for ‘Barrier Busting’ portal