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The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2006

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2006 and shall come into force on 1st April 2006.

(2) In this Order–

“the 1992 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1992(1);

“the 1992 Regulations” means the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 1992(2);

“the 2002 Act” means the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002;

“charges scheme” means a charges scheme made under section 29A of the 2002 Act for a relevant year(3);

“council tax” has the same meaning as in Part II of the 1992 Act;

“dwelling” has the same meaning as in Part II of the 1992 Act;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(4); and “area”, in relation to a local authority, means the local government area (within the meaning of that Act) for which the Council is constituted;

“price index”, in relation to a month, means the retail price index published by the Government Statistical Service for that month;

“relevant year” means the financial year 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 or 2009 10;

“Scottish Water” means the body corporate established by section 20(1) of the 2002 Act;

“sewerage charges” means charges payable under a charges scheme in respect of the provision of sewerage services to a dwelling in a relevant year;

“water charges” means charges payable under a charges scheme in respect of the provision of water supply services to a dwelling in a relevant year; and

“water services charges” means sewerage charges and water charges.

(1)

1992 c. 14, as relevantly amended by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), section 180(1) and Schedule 13, paragraph 176, and S.S.I. 2005/51, regulation 2.

(2)

S.I. 1992/1332, as amended by S.I. 1994/3170 and 1996/430, S.S.I. 2000/166, 2000/261 and 2002/166.

(3)

Section 29A was inserted by section 21(1) of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 3).

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