The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-09-18

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 2329 (C. 54)

RATING AND VALUATION
The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 1998

Made
18th September 1998

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. 5 and Transitional Provision) Order 1998.

Visiting forces

2.  Sections 4 and 7 of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (“the Act”) shall come into force on 1st October 1998.

Crown property

3.—(1) The Act, in so far as not already in force, shall come into force on 1st April 2000.

(2) For the purposes of the estimate to be made under paragraph 5(7) of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988(2) (calculation of the non-domestic rating multiplier) for the chargeable financial year beginning on 1st April 2000, the rateable value of any hereditament to be shown in a non-domestic rating list for that day by virtue of paragraph (1) above shall be disregarded.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Hilary Armstrong
Minister of State
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
18th September 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force the provisions of the Local Government and Rating Act 1997 which are not already in force. Sections 4 and 7 (visiting forces etc.) are brought into force on 1st October 1998, and the remaining provisions (which relate to the rating of Crown property) on 1st April 2000.
Article 3(2) makes transitional provision for the calculation of the non-domestic rating multiplier for England and Wales for the chargeable financial year beginning on 1st April 2000, consequential on the inclusion of formerly exempt Crown property in the non-domestic rating lists to be compiled on that day.


(1)
1997 c. 29.

(2)
1988 c. 41. Paragraph 5 is amended by paragraph 84 of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).
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