The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1997

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Published: 1997-02-17

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 357

COUNCIL TAX, ENGLAND AND WALES
WALES
The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1997

Made
17th February 1997

Laid before Parliament
19th February 1997

Coming into force
12th March 1997

The Secretary of State for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 113(1) and (2) and 116(1) of, and paragraphs 1 and 2(4) of Schedule 2 to, the Local Government Finance Act 1992(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1997 and shall come into force on 12th March 1997.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the principal Regulations” means the Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) Regulations 1993(2);

“demand notice” has the same meaning as in the principal Regulations; and

“the relevant year” has the same meaning in relation to a demand notice, as in the principal Regulations.

Transitional provision for the financial year beginning in 1997

2.—(1) This regulation applies where the relevant year is the financial year beginning on 1st April 1997.

(2) Schedule 1 of the principal Regulations shall have effect as if—

(a)after paragraph 6(1) there were added the following sub-paragraphs—

“(1A) Where the dwelling to which the notice relates is situated in a community area named in the Schedule to the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Council Tax Reduction Scheme) Regulations 1997, a statement as regards—

(a)the relevant community area, and

(b)the relevant valuation band,

of the amount prescribed in the Schedule to the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Council Tax Reduction Scheme) Regulations 1997.

(1B) In sub-paragraph (1A) above, “community area” and “the relevant community area” have the meanings given in the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Council Tax Reduction Scheme) Regulations 1997.(3);”and

(b)after paragraph 13 there were added the following paragraph—

“13A.  As regards any case to which regulations made under section 13 of the 1992 Act apply so that the amount required to be paid under the notice is less than it would be apart from those Regulations, a statement of the amount of the reduction.”.

(3) Part I of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations shall have effect as if—

(a)after sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 6 there were added the following sub-paragraph—

“(ba)grant under section 88A of the Local Government Finance Act 1988;” and

(b)in paragraph 15(b), after paragraph (iii) there were added the following paragraph—

“(iiia)a person may be liable to pay an amount in respect of council tax which, by virtue of the provisions of the Local Government Reorganisation (Wales) (Council Tax Reduction Scheme) Regulations 1997, is less than the amount it would be apart from those Regulations;”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Gwilym Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
17th February 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations make provision for council tax demand notices relating to the financial year 1997/98 to include information as to the effect (where applicable) of the council tax reduction scheme for that year. They apply to Wales only.


(1)
1992 c. 14.

(2)
S.I. 1993/255, amended by S.I. 1995/160 and S.I. 1996/310.

(3)
S.I. 1997/261.
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