117Rates and precepts: abolition
(1)The [1967 c. 9.] General Rate Act 1967 shall not have effect as regards any time after 31 March 1990.
(2)As regards any time after 31 March 1990 the Common Council shall have no power to make or levy a rate under section 15 or 18 of the [1907 c. cx1.] City of London (Union of Parishes) Act 1907, the [1910 c. xxx.] City of London (Tithes and Rates) Act 1910 or section 68(1) of the [1963 c. 33.] London Government Act 1963 (general rate, poor rate and St. Botolph tithe rate).
(3)Neither the sub-treasurer of the Inner Temple nor the under-treasurer of the Middle Temple shall have power to make or levy a rate as regards any time after 31 March 1990.
(4)No precepting authority shall have power to issue a precept in respect of a chargeable financial year, except as provided by this Act.
(5)In subsection (6) below “levying body” means any body which—
(a)is established by or under an Act,
(b)apart from subsection (6) below would have in respect of the financial year beginning in 1990 power (conferred by or under an Act passed before, or in the same session as, this Act) to issue a precept to, make a levy on or have its expenses paid by a county council or charging authority, and
(c)is not a precepting authority, combined police authority, combined fire authority, magistrates' courts committee or probation committee.
(6)In respect of any chargeable financial year no levying body shall have power under the Act concerned to issue a precept to, make a levy on or have its expenses paid by the council concerned.
(7)In subsections (5) and (6) above “Act” includes a private or local Act.
(8)The Secretary of State may make regulations providing that the preceding provisions of this section shall have effect subject to prescribed savings.