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The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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10.—(1) The assets of any business owned in whole or in part by the applicant and for the purposes of which the applicant is engaged as a self-employed earner, or if the applicant has ceased to be engaged as a self-employed earner, for a period that is reasonable in the circumstances to allow for disposal of any asset.

(2) The assets of any business owned in whole or in part by the applicant where—

(a)the applicant is not engaged as a self-employed earner in that business by reason of some disease or bodily or mental disablement; but

(b)the applicant intends to become engaged or, as the case may be, re-engaged as a self-employed earner in that business as soon as the applicant recovers or is able to become engaged or re-engaged in that business,

for a period of 26 weeks from the date on which the application for council tax reduction is made, or is treated as made, or, if it is unreasonable to expect the applicant to become engaged or re-engaged in that business within that period, for a longer period that is reasonable in the circumstances to enable the applicant to become engaged or re-engaged as a self-employed earner in that business.

(3) In the case of a person who is receiving assistance under the self-employment route, the assets acquired by that person for the purpose of establishing or carrying on the commercial activity in respect of which the assistance is being received.

(4) In the case of a person who has ceased carrying on the commercial activity in respect of which assistance was received as specified in sub-paragraph (3), the assets relating to that activity for a period which is reasonable in the circumstances to allow for disposal of any such asset.

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