It will significantly change the way we handle our local responsibilities, and contains a lot of issues that could be highly contentious.
- Local people and organisations will have the right to buy significant public buildings. If a council decides to sell a property community organisations will get extra time to develop their bid.
- Communities can question how services - such as children's centres, care homes and transport - are being run and potentially take them over.
- More power for local people to overrule planning decisions, decide where new homes should go and protect green spaces.