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Trade licencesE+W+S+N.I.

8(1)On and after such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint this Act shall have effect as if for section 13 there were substituted—E+W+S+N.I.

13 Trade licences: duration and amount of duty.

(1)A trade licence may be taken out—

(a)for a period of twelve months, or

(b)for a period of six months.

(2)A trade licence taken out by a person who is not a motor trader or vehicle tester (having satisfied the Secretary of State as mentioned in section 11(1)(b)) may be taken out only for a period of six months.

(3)The Secretary of State may require that a trade licence taken out by a motor trader or vehicle tester who does not hold an existing trade licence may be taken out only for a period of six months.

(4)The rate of duty applicable to a trade licence taken out for a period of twelve months is—

(a)the annual rate currently applicable to a vehicle under sub-paragraph [F1(1)(d)] of paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 if the licence is to be used only for vehicles to which that paragraph applies, and

(b)otherwise, the [F2basic goods vehicle rate currently applicable] .

(5)The rate of duty applicable to a trade licence taken out for a period of six months is fifty-five per cent. of the rate applicable to the corresponding trade licence taken out for a period of twelve months.

(6)In determining a rate of duty under subsection (5) any fraction of five pence—

(a)if it exceeds two and a half pence, shall be treated as five pence, and

(b)otherwise, shall be disregarded.

[F3(7)In this section “the basic goods vehicle rate” means the annual rate applicable, by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 9 of Schedule 1, to a rigid goods vehicle which—

(a)is not a vehicle with respect to which the reduced pollution requirements are satisfied, and

(b)falls within column (3) of the table in that sub-paragraph and has a revenue weight exceeding 3,500 kilograms and not exceeding 7,500 kilograms.]

(2)An order under sub-paragraph (1) may appoint different days for different cases.

(3)A licence in force when such an order substitutes for section 13 the provisions set out in sub-paragraph (1) is not affected by that substitution.

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F1Words in s. 13(4)(a) as set out in Sch. 4 para. 8 substituted (24.7.2002 with application as mentioned in s. 18(3) of the amending Act) by virtue of Finance Act 2002 (c. 23), s. 18(2)

F2Words in s. 13(4)(b) as set out in Sch. 4 para. 8(1) substituted (7.4.2005 with effect as mentioned in s. 7(14) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2005 (c. 7), s. 7(4)

F3S. 13(7) as set out in Sch. 4 para. 8(1) inserted (7.4.2005 with effect as mentioned in s. 7(14)(16) of the amending Act) by Finance Act 2005 (c. 7), s. 7(5)

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