The Localism Bill has been granted Royal Assent, which is the final step required for a
parliamentary bill to become law.
Peter Couchman, Chief Executive of Plunkett Foundation, responds: "Too often there are significant barriers facing rural communities wanting to save their local shop and pub. The Community Right to Bid to Buy aims to help communities to address some of these barriers. We encourage rural communities to explore using the new Community Right powers to see how it can help safeguard their local shop and pub."
More information about the Localism Bill can be found at: