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The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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PART VREDUCTIONS, REMISSIONS AND EXEMPTIONS

Charitable and other reductions

18.—(1) This regulation has effect for determining the amount payable as rates in respect of lands and heritages and a day in the relevant year where–

(a)that amount falls to be reduced by virtue of one or more of the following enactments:–

(i)section 4(2) of the 1962 Act(1);

(ii)section 24(3) of the 1966 Act(2);

(iii)the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 1978(3);

(iv)paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the 1997 Act;

(b)regulation 7 or Part III or IV above has effect as regards those lands and heritages and that day; and

(c)regulation 19 below does not have effect.

(2) Where this regulation has effect, the amount payable shall be determined by applying the enactments referred to in paragraph (1)(a) above to the amount determined under regulation 7 or Part III or IV above, as the case may be, in the same manner as those enactments are applied to the full amount payable as rates in respect of lands and heritages and a day in the case where neither regulation 7 nor Part III or IV above has effect.

Partially unoccupied lands and heritages

19.—(1) This regulation has effect for determining the amount payable as rates in respect of lands and heritages and a day in the relevant year where–

(a)on that day those lands and heritages are subject to an apportionment under section 24A of the 1966 Act(4); and

(b)regulation 7 or Part III or IV above has effect as regards those lands and heritages and that day.

(2) Where this regulation has effect, the amount payable shall, subject to paragraph (3) below, be calculated in accordance with the formula–

where–

  • A is the amount for the day determined under regulation 7 or Part III or IV above, as the case may be;

  • ARV is the applicable rateable value, being the rateable value treated for rating purposes as the rateable value of the lands and heritages in terms of subsection (2), or as the case may be subsection (4), of section 24A of the 1966 Act; and

  • RV is the rateable value shown in the roll for those lands and heritages.

(3) Wherendash;

(a)this regulation has effect as regards lands and heritages and a day; and

(b)the amount payable as rates in respect of those lands and heritages and that day falls to be reduced by virtue of an enactment referred to in paragraph (1)(a)(i), (iii) or (iv) of regulation 18 above,

the amount payable shall be determined in accordance with paragraph (2) of that regulation, but as if for the words “regulation 7 or Part III or IV above, as the case may be,” in that paragraph there were substituted the words “regulation 19(2) below”.

Exemptions and discretionary reductions and remissions

20.  Nothing in these Regulations–

(a)shall require rates to be paid in respect of lands and heritages and a day where those lands and heritages are under any enactment entirely exempt from rates for that day; or

(b)shall prejudice the power of a rating authority to grant a reduction or remission of rates under section 4(5) of the 1962 Act(5), section 25A of the 1966 Act(6) or paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the 1997 Act.

(1)

Section 4(2) was amended by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1981 (c. 23), section 5(a) and Schedule 4, the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982 (c. 43), section 5(1)(a) and the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41), Schedule 12, paragraph 7.

(2)

Section 24 was substituted by the 1994 Act, section 154.

(4)

Section 24A was inserted by the 1994 Act, section 155.

(5)

Section 4(5) was amended by the Local Government and Planning (Scotland) Act 1982, section 5(1)(b), the 1994 Act, Schedule 13, paragraph 57 and the Local Government and Rating Act 1997, Schedule 3, paragraph 2(a).

(6)

Section 25A was inserted by the 1994 Act, section 156.

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