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Part IE+W Council Tax: England and Wales

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C1Pt. I (ss. 1-69) modified (6.3.1992) by Local Government Act 1992 (c. 19), s. 18(1)(a)(b).

C2Pt. I (ss. 1-69) modified (31.3.1992) by S.I. 1992/549, art.3.

C3Pt. I (ss. 1-69) modified (31.3.1992) by S.I. 1992/550, arts.3,4.

Pt. I (ss. 1-69) modified (28.11.1994) by S.I. 1994/2825, reg. 3

Chapter IIE+W Valuation Lists

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C4Pt. I Ch. II amended (28.11.1994) by S.I. 1994/2825, reg. 47

The listsE+W

21 Valuations for purposes of lists.E+W

(1)The Commissioners of Inland Revenue shall—

(a)carry out such valuations of dwellings in England and Wales;

(b)furnish listing officers with such information obtained in carrying out the valuations or in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 below; and

(c)disclose to such officers such contents of particulars delivered documents,

as they consider necessary or expedient for the purpose of facilitating the compilation and maintenance by those officers of valuation lists in accordance with this Chapter.

(2)The valuations shall be carried out by reference to [F1the appropriate date] and on such assumptions and in accordance with such principles as may be prescribed.

[F2(2A)For the purposes of subsection (2) above, the appropriate date is—

(a)in relation to a list under section 22, 1st April 1991, and

(b)in relation to a list under section 22B, the later of—

(i)two years before the date on which the list falls to be compiled, and

(ii)such date, if any, within that two year period as may be specified by regulations.

(2B)The power to make regulations under subsection (2A)(b)(ii) is exercisable—

(a)in relation to a list to be compiled for a billing authority in England, by the Secretary of State, and

(b)in relation to a list to be compiled for a billing authority in Wales, by the National Assembly for Wales.]

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of their powers, the Commissioners of Inland Revenue may appoint persons who are not in the service of the Crown to assist them in carrying out the valuations.

(4)For the purposes of the valuations the Commissioners of Inland Revenue may disclose to a person appointed under subsection (3) above—

(a)any survey report obtained for any purpose of rating, including non-domestic rating; and

(b)any information obtained in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 below.

(5)If any person to whom any report or information is disclosed by virtue of subsection (4) above uses or discloses the report or information, in whole or in part, otherwise than for the purposes of the valuations, he shall be liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or a fine or both; and

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or both.

(6)Except as provided by subsection (4) above, nothing in this section permits the disclosure to any person appointed under subsection (3) above of information which is subject to the rules of confidentiality applicable to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

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