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Part IIE+W Special Authority’s Multipliers

9(1) A special authority’s non-domestic rating multiplier for a chargeable financial year shall be such as is set for the year by the authority in accordance with this Part of this Schedule.E+W

(2)The multiplier must be expressed as a figure in which a part of a whole (if any) is expressed to three decimal places only.

[F1(3)The multiplier must be not greater than the required maximum for the year.

(4)The required maximum for the year shall be calculated in accordance with the formula—

where—

the non-domestic rating multiplier for the year determined in accordance with Part I of this Schedule,

B is a percentage prescribed for the year by order made by the Secretary of State,

C is the amount calculated (or last calculated) for the year by the authority under section 32(4) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992,

D is an amount determined by the Secretary of State for the year and notified by him to the authority before 1 March in the preceding financial year,

E is the total of the rateable values shown in the authority’s local non-domestic rating list on 31 December in the preceding financial year, and

F is a factor determined by the Secretary of State for the year and notified by him to the authority before 1 March in the preceding financial year.

(5)An order under sub-paragraph (4) above in its application to a particular financial year (including an order amending or revoking another) shall not be effective unless it comes into force before 1 March in the preceding financial year.]

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F1Sch. 7 Pt. II para. 9(3)-(5) substituted (6.3.1992) for para. 9(3)(4) by 1992 c. 14, s. 104, Sch. 10 Pt. I para.5 (with s. 118(1)(2)(4))

10(1)Where a special authority has set a multiplier for a financial year (originally or by way of substitute) it may set a multiplier in substitution if, and only if, it has been quashed . . . F2E+W

(2)Any multiplier set in substitution must be set in accordance with paragraph 9 above.

(3)Where a special authority sets a multiplier in substitution under this paragraph (a new multiplier) anything paid to it by reference to the multiplier for which it is substituted (the old multiplier) shall be treated as paid by reference to the new multiplier.

(4)But if the old multiplier exceeds the new multiplier, the following shall apply as regards anything paid if it would not have been paid had the old multiplier been the same as the new multiplier—

(a)it shall be repaid if the person by whom it was paid so requires;

(b)in any other case it shall (as the authority determines) either be repaid or be credited against any subsequent liability of the person to pay anything to it by way of a non-domestic rate.

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11(1)Where a special authority has set a multiplier in accordance with paragraph 9 above (whether originally or by way of substitute) it shall, before the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day of doing so, publish a notice of the multiplier in at least one newspaper circulating in its area.E+W

(2)Failure to comply with sub-paragraph (1) above does not make a multiplier invalid.

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