The Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-02-01

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 175

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES
FINANCE
The Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) Regulations 1996

Made
1st February 1996

Laid before Parliament
1st February 1996

Coming into force
2nd February 1996

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 32(9) and 113 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992(1), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 2nd February 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the 1992 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

(3) These Regulations have effect in relation to the financial year beginning in 1996.

Police grant and relevant special grant

2.  For subsection (12) of section 32 of the 1992 Act(2) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

“(12) In this section and section 33 below—

“police grant” means so much of the grant payable in accordance with paragraph 3.1 of the relevant police grant report as excludes the amount shown in column (c) of the Table set out below that paragraph;

“relevant special grant” means either of the following grants, that is to say—

(i)
the special grant payable in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 6 of the special grant report (Special Grant Report (No. 16)) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons pursuant to section 88B of the 1988 Act on 31st January 1996; and

(ii)
the special grant payable in accordance with paragraphs 5 and 7 of that special grant report;

and in this subsection “the relevant police grant report” means the police grant report (Police Grant Report (England and Wales) 1996–97) approved by a resolution of the House of Commons pursuant to section 31 of the Police Act 1964 on 30th January 1996.”(3).

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for the Environment

David Curry
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
1st February 1996

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Wales

Gwilym Jones
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Welsh Office
1st February 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
Sections 32 and 43 of the 1992 Act set out respectively how a billing authority and a major precepting authority are to calculate their budget requirements for a financial year and sections 33 and 44 of that Act set out respectively how a billing authority and a major precepting authority are to calculate the basic amount of their council tax.
Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends the definition in section 32 of the 1992 Act of “police grant” and “relevant special grant” for the financial year beginning in 1996. The amended definitions apply to that section, and also to sections 33, 43 and 44 of that Act.
Copies of the Reports referred to in these Regulations may be obtained from HMSO as follows:

Special Grant Report approved on 31st January 1996 ISBN 0 102650969, price £3.95;

Police Grant Report approved on 30th January 1996 ISBN 0 102646961, price £5.20.

(1)
1992 c. 14.

(2)
Subsection (12) was inserted by the Local Authorities (Alteration of Requisite Calculations and Funds) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/234).

(3)
1964 c. 48. Section 31 was substituted by section 17 of the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994, c. 29.
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