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Local Government Finance Act 1988

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55Alteration of lists

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations providing that where a copy of a list has been sent under section 41(5) or 52(5) above and the valuation officer alters the list before it comes into force—

(a)the officer must inform the charging authority or Secretary of State (as the case may be), and

(b)the authority or Secretary of State (as the case may be) must alter the deposited copy accordingly.

(2)The Secretary of State may make regulations about the alteration by valuation officers of lists which have been compiled under this Part, whether or not they are still in force; and subsections (3) to (7) below shall apply for the purposes of this subsection.

(3)The regulations may include provision that where a valuation officer intends to alter a list with a view to its being accurately maintained, he shall not alter it unless prescribed conditions (as to notice or otherwise) are fulfilled.

(4)The regulations may include provision—

(a)as to who (other than a valuation officer) may make a proposal for the alteration of a list with a view to its being accurately maintained,

(b)as to the circumstances in which a proposal may be made,

(c)as to the period within which a proposal must be made,

(d)as to the procedure for making a proposal, and

(e)requiring the valuation officer to inform other prescribed persons of the proposal in a prescribed manner.

(5)The regulations may include provision that, where there is a disagreement about the accuracy of a list between a valuation officer and another person making a proposal for its alteration, an appeal may be made to a valuation and community charge tribunal established under Schedule 11 below.

(6)The regulations may include—

(a)provision as to the period for which or day from which an alteration of a list is to have effect (including provision that it is to have retrospective effect);

(b)provision requiring the list to be altered so as to indicate the effect (retrospective or otherwise) of the alteration;

(c)provision requiring the valuation officer to inform prescribed persons of an alteration within a prescribed period;

(d)provision requiring the valuation officer to keep for a prescribed period a record of the state of the list before the alteration was made.

(7)The regulations may include provision as to financial adjustments to be made as a result of alterations, including—

(a)provision requiring payments to be made,

(b)provision requiring repayments to be made together with payments of interest at a prescribed rate, and

(c)provision as to the recovery (by deduction or otherwise) of sums due.

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