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The Local Government (Specified Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 8

Local Government

The Local Government (Specified Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

13th January 2012

Coming into force

1st April 2012

The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 28(6) of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1).

In accordance with section 44(1) of that Act, the Department has consulted councils, such associations representative of councils, such associations representative of officers of councils, and such other persons or bodies as appear to the Department to be appropriate.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government (Specified Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2012.

Specified bodies

2.  The following bodies are hereby specified for the purpose of section 28(6) of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011—

(a)Employers’ Organisation for Local Government;

(b)Northern Ireland Joint Council for Local Government Services;

(c)Joint Negotiating Committee for Clerks/Chief Executives of Local Authorities in Northern Ireland;

(d)Local Government Training Group;

(e)Local Authorities’ Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services; and

(f)Local Government International Bureau.

Revocation

3.  The General Grant (Specified Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007(2) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 13th January 2012

(L.S.)

Linda MacHugh

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations are made under section 28(6) of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.

Regulation 2 specifies a number of bodies. In respect of expenditure incurred in any financial year in the provision of service for a council by those bodies, the Department of the Environment may defray that expenditure and deduct from the amount of any grant payable under section 26 (de-rating grant) or 27 (rates support grant) such amount (not exceeding the total of the expenditure so defrayed) as the Department of the Environment considers appropriate.

Regulation 3 revokes the General Grant (Specified Bodies) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007.

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