I am new to the forum but you seem like nice people and hopefully you will be able to help the LGA with an enquiry from DCLG.
The government is reviewing powers of entry with a view to reducing them or limiting their impact. They have picked up on the power of entry under section 29(10) of the 1982 local government (miscellaneous provisions) act. As far as I can tell councils are most likely to use the powers of entry as part of tackling empty homes. DCLG have asked us for information on how/whether councils use the 1982 power, and I notice that there have been occasional forum posts about this. It would be helpful to know if the power is used, and if so how often.
If it is used then we may need to make a case to DCLG about why we need to keep it, and why repealing it would be a problem.
If you have any thoughts on this please let me know. Thanks