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The Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2010

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Water Services Charges (Billing and Collection) (Scotland) Order 2010 and comes into force on 1st April 2010.

(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 1994 Act” means the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(3);

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

“charges scheme” means a charges scheme made under section 29A(4) of the 2002 Act for a relevant year;

“core functions” has the same meaning as in section 70(2) of the 2002 Act;

“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 1994 Act; 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;

“Principles of Charging Statement” means the statement of policy made by the Scottish Ministers under section 29D of the 2002 Act in respect of the period 2010-15;

“price index”, in relation to a month, means the general index of retail prices published by the Statistics Board for that month;

“relevant year” means the financial year 2010‑11 or 2011‑12;

“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;

“valuation appeal committee” means a valuation appeal committee constituted in accordance with section 29 of the 1994 Act;

“valuation appeal panel” means a valuation appeal panel constituted in accordance with section 29 of the 1994 Act;

“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 1994 c.39 (Schedule 13, paragraph 176), and S.S.I. 2005/51.

(4)

Sections 29A and 29D were inserted by section 21(1) of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 3).

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