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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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Additional grant

85Additional grant

(1)This section applies where a revenue support grant report for a chargeable financial year has been approved by the House of Commons, and before the year ends the Secretary of State forms the view that fresh circumstances affecting the finances of local authorities have arisen since the approval.

(2)For the year concerned the Secretary of State may pay a grant (to be called additional grant) to receiving authorities in accordance with this Part.

(3)Where the Secretary of State proposes to pay additional grant for a financial year he shall make a determination under this section.

(4)A determination shall state—

(a)the amount of the grant for the year, and

(b)the basis on which he proposes to distribute it among receiving authorities.

(5)Before making a determination the Secretary of State shall obtain the Treasury’s consent.

(6)A determination shall be specified in a report and the report shall be laid before the House of Commons.

(7)As soon as is reasonably practicable after the report is laid before the House of Commons the Secretary of State shall send a copy of it to each notifiable authority.

86Effect of report’s approval

(1)This section applies where in accordance with section 85 above a determination as regards additional grant has been made for a financial year and specified in a report which has been laid before the House of Commons.

(2)If the report is approved by resolution of the House of Commons—

(a)the Secretary of State shall pay the amount stated in the determination as the amount of the additional grant for the year, and

(b)the amount shall be distributed on the basis stated in the determination.

(3)Where a sum falls to be paid to a receiving authority by way of additional grant it shall be paid at such time, or in instalments of such amounts and at such times, as the Secretary of State determines with the Treasury’s consent; and any such time may fall within or after the financial year concerned.

(4)The Secretary of State may direct a receiving authority to which he pays any sum by way of additional grant to pay all or such part of the sum as he may specify to such relevant precepting authority or authorities as he may specify.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (4) above an authority is a relevant precepting authority in relation to a receiving authority if it has power to issue a precept to the receiving authority.

(6)Subsections (4) and (5) above shall not have effect in the application of this Part to Wales.

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