1998 No. 267
COUNCIL TAX, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Council Tax (Demand Notices) (Wales) (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 1998
11th February 1998
Laid before Parliament
18th February 1998
Coming into force
11th March 1998
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 1998 and shall come into force on 11th March 1998.
(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 1998
2.—(1) This regulation applies where the relevant year is the financial year beginning on 1st April 1998.
(2) Schedule 1 to 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 referred to in the Schedule to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Wales) Regulations 1998, a statement as regards—
(a)the relevant community area, and
(b)the relevant valuation band,
of the amount prescribed in the Schedule to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Wales) Regulations 1998.
(1B) In sub-paragraph (1A) above, “community area” and “the relevant valuation band” have the meanings given in the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Wales) Regulations 1998(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 Council Tax Reduction Scheme (Wales) Regulations 1998, is less than the amount it would be apart from those Regulations;”.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
11th February 1998
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations apply to Wales. They make provision for council tax demand notices relating to the financial year 1998/99 to include information as to the effect (where applicable) of the council tax reduction scheme for that year.
1992 c. 14.
S.I. 1993/255, amended by S.I. 1995/160 and S.I. 1996/310.