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Local Government (Disqualification) (Prescribed Offices and Employments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 292

Local Government

Local Government (Disqualification) (Prescribed Offices and Employments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

Made

26th November 2014

Coming into operation

1st February 2015

The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4(1) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government (Disqualification) (Prescribed Offices and Employments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on 1st February 2015.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations–

“local election” means an election in a district electoral area for that council.

Prescribed offices and employments

3.—(1) For the purposes of section 4(1)(a) of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972, the prescribed offices and employments are those specified in paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) The prescribed offices are–

(a)clerk of a council appointed under section 41 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972;

(b)chief financial officer of a council designated under section 1 of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(2);

(c)scrutiny officer of a council designated under section 29 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014(3).

(3) The prescribed employments are–

(a)employment by a council of a member of that council or a candidate in a local election to that council;

(b)employment by a council, the maximum remuneration for which exceeds Spinal Column Point 32 on the pay spine for local government employees determined by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 26th November 2014.

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Linda MacHugh

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations prescribe the offices and employments, the holding of which disqualify the holder for being elected or being a councillor.

The pay spine for local government employees (as determined by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services) is available from the Northern Ireland Local Government Association, Unit 5B Castlereagh Business Park, 478 Castlereagh Road, Belfast, BT5 6BQ.

(1)

1972 c. 9 (N.I.); Section 4 was amended by Article 23(1) of the Insolvency (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1455 (N.I. 10)); Article 28(2) of the Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1968 (N.I. 18)); Section 19(4) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (2010 c. 7 (N.I.)); Article 5(3) of the Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/1178); and section 5 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (2014 c. 8 (N.I.)).

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