1996 No. 561
RATING AND VALUATION
The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1996
5th March 1996
Laid before Parliament
6th March 1996
Coming into force
27th March 1996
The Secretary of State for the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 140(4) and 143(1) of, and paragraphs 6(5) and (6) of Schedule 8 to, the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 27th March 1996.
(2) These Regulations apply in relation to financial years beginning on or after 1st April 1996.
Recalculation of provisional amounts
2. At the end of paragraph (2) of regulation 6 of the Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) Regulations 1992(2) there shall be inserted the following:
“(e)that where in any period of 3 months commencing on 1st April, 1st July, 1st October or 1st January the authority has given a notification under paragraph (c) above of an amount calculated, the authority has not previously in that period given such a notice in respect of which the Secretary of State has informed the authority of his belief under paragraph (d) above in relation to the amount calculated.”.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
5th March 1996
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) Regulations 1992 contain rules for the calculation of the non-domestic rating contributions required to be made by English billing authorities to the Secretary of State under Part II of Schedule 8 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988.
Regulation 6 of the 1992 Regulations provides that where prescribed conditions are fulfilled the provisional amount of an authority’s contributions may be recalculated.
Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends regulation 6 by inserting a condition that notification of a recalculation, which is accepted by the Secretary of State, can be given only once in each 3 month period.
1988 c. 41; sections 140 and 143 were amended by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42), Schedule 5, paragraphs 69 and 72, and by the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), Schedule 13, paragraphs 78 and 80.