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General Rate Act 1967

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1Rating areas and rating authorities

(1)Subject to section 118(1) of this Act, the rating areas and the respective rating authorities therefor for the purposes of this Act shall be as follows—

rating arearating authority
each boroughthe borough council
each urban or rural districtthe district council
the City of Londonthe Common Council
the Inner Templethe Sub-Treasurer
the Middle Templethe Under-Treasurer.

(2)Every rating authority shall have power in accordance with this Act to make and levy rates on the basis of an assessment in respect of the yearly value of property in their rating area for the purpose of applying the proceeds thereof to local purposes of a public nature.

(3)No authority or person other than the rating authority shall have power to make or levy within any rating area any such rates as are mentioned in subsection (2) of this section for the purpose so mentioned other than excepted rates.

(4)All powers and duties in relation to the making, levying and collection of such rates as are mentioned in subsection (2) of this section for the purpose so mentioned which are not excepted rates and which, but for this section, would in any rating area fall by virtue of any local Act to be exercised and performed by any person other than the rating authority shall be exercised and performed by that authority.

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