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Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987

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5(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (3) below, a levying authority may make arrangements with a housing body for the exercise by the housing body on behalf of the levying authority of any of the authority’s functions under [F1or by virtue of] this Schedule [F2or of any of the authority’s responsibilities as regards rebates [F3in pursuance of the Social Security Act 1986 or community charge benefit in pursuance of Part VII of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992]].S

(2)Arrangements under sub-paragraph (1) above may, without prejudice to the generality of that sub-paragraph—

(i)provide for the receipt, collection or recovery by the housing body of any amount for which a person is liable under section 18(3) of this Act;

(ii)in relation to the functions to be exercised by the housing body, provide that appeals under paragraph 3(a) above be to, and appeals under paragraph 3(b) above be from, the housing body;

(iii)provide as to the terms upon which, instalments by which and manner in which community charges are to be payable to and collected and recovered by the housing body.

(3)Arrangements under this paragraph for the exercise of functions under paragraph 7(1) (a) below may be made only with a district council.

(4)Every person by whom a community charge is payable to a housing body under arrangements under this paragraph shall pay it to the housing body in accordance with those arrangements.

(5)Arrangements under sub-paragraph (1) above shall be on such terms as may be agreed between the levying authority and the housing body or, failing agreement, as may be determined by the Secretary of State.

(6)Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that a levying authority wish to make arrangements under sub-paragraph (1) above with a housing body but the housing body have not agreed to enter into them, he may, by regulations made after consultation with the levying authority and the housing body, require the housing body to do so.

[F4(7)No document issued by a housing body in pursuance of an arrangement made under this paragraph to a person liable to pay a community charge or any instalment thereof shall contain or refer to arrangements for any payment other than—

(a)the payment of any community charge or instalment;

(b)the payment of any community water charge; or

(c)the payment of any rebate [F3in pursuance of the Social Security Act 1986 or community charge benefit in pursuance of Part VII of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.]]

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