The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-11-18

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2752 (C.103)

RATING AND VALUATION
The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997

Made
18th November 1997

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 34(1) and (4) of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 2) Order 1997.

Commencement of rural settlement provisions in England and Wales

2.—(1) Section 1 of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (which introduces Schedule 1) shall come into force on the day following the making of this Order.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) above, no rural settlement list shall have effect for a financial year before that beginning on 1st April 1998.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
18th November 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force certain provisions of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997.
Section 1 and Schedule 1, which provide for mandatory and discretionary relief from non-domestic rates for certain hereditaments in rural settlements in England and Wales, are brought into force on 19th November 1997 so that the relief will become available in the financial year beginning on 1st April 1998.
Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)
S.I. 1997/1097 (c. 40) provided for the commencement of the undernoted provisions on the dates mentioned:


Provision

Date of commencement

section 2

1st April 1997

Part III

19th May 1997

section 33(1)

(in part)
1st April 1997

(in part)
19th May 1997

Schedule 3
paragraph 1

19th May 1997

paragraph 2

1st April 1997

paragraphs 11 to 16

19th May 1997

paragraph 22
(in part)
1st April 1997

paragraph 23

1st April 1997

Schedule 4

(in part)
19th May 1997


(1)
1997 c. 29.
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