The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

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Published: 1998-12-08

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3038

RATING AND VALUATION
The Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998

Made
8th December 1998

Laid before Parliament
10th December 1998

Coming into force
31st December 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 140(4) and 143(1) and (2) of, and paragraphs 4 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.  These Regulations may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 31st December 1998.

Amendment of the 1992 Regulations

2.  Schedules 1 and 2 to the Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) Regulations 1992(2) are amended as follows.

Rules for calculation of contributions

3.  In relation to financial years beginning on or after 1st April 1999, in Schedule 1–

(a)in paragraph 1(4), for “1998” there is substituted “1999”;

(b)in paragraph 4(4), for “1998 is £78,606,000” there is substituted “1999 is £82,506,000”;

(c)for the Table in Part II there is substituted–

“COST FACTORS

Name or description of authority
Cost factor

The councils of the districts of Broxbourne, Dartford, Elmbridge, Epping Forest, Epsom and Ewell, Hertsmere, Reigate and Banstead, Slough, South Bucks, Spelthorne, Three Rivers, Watford
1.1296

The councils of the districts of Basildon, Bracknell Forest, Brentwood, Chiltern, Crawley, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Guildford, Harlow, Mole Valley, Runnymede, St Albans, Sevenoaks, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Thurrock, Waverley, Welwyn Hatfield, Windsor and Maidenhead, Woking
1.0968

The council of a district other than a district named above which falls within the county of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire or West Sussex
1.0373

The council of a district other than a district named, or falling within a description given, above
1.0

The council of an inner London borough
1.2125

The council of an outer London borough
1.1059

The Common Council of the City of London
1.5140

The Council of the Isles of Scilly
1.0

The Isle of Wight Council
1.0373”

Assumptions relating to provisional amounts

4.  In relation to financial years beginning on or after 1st April 1999, in Schedule 2–

(a)in paragraph 2(12), for “0.951” there is substituted “0.92”;

(b)for the table in paragraph 8(1) there is substituted the following–

“Name or description of authority
Percentage

The council of a metropolitan district
1.2

The council of a non-metropolitan district which has the functions of a county council
1.1

The council of a non-metropolitan district which does not have the functions of a county council
0.9

The council of an inner London borough, and the Common Council of the City of London
1.5

The council of an outer London borough
2.3

The Council of the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight Council
1.1”

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
8th December 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Under Part II of Schedule 8 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988, billing authorities are required to pay amounts (called non-domestic rating contributions) to the Secretary of State. Payments in respect of a provisional amount of the contributions are made during the financial year, final calculations and any adjustments of payments being made after the year ends.
These Regulations amend the rules for calculation of contributions contained in the Non-Domestic Rating Contributions (England) Regulations 1992, with effect from 1st April 1999. Regulations 3 and 4 alter certain figures used in the calculation of contributions and provisional amounts.


(1)
1988 c. 41. Sections 140 and 143 were amended by paragraphs 69 and 72 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1999 (c. 42, “the 1989 Act”), and paragraphs 4 and 6 of Schedule 8 were amended by paragraph 42 of Schedule 5 to the 1989 Act and by paragraph 6 of Schedule 10 and paragraph 86 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).

(2)
S.I. 1992/3082. Relevant amendments are made by S.I. 1993/1496, S.I. 1993/3082, S.I. 1994/1431, S.I. 1994/3054, S.I. 1994/3139, S.I. 1995/3181, S.I. 1996/3245 and S.I. 1997/3031.
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