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Greater London Authority Act 1999

Chapter Vi: Miscellaneous and Supplementary Provisions
Section 136: Amendment of cross references to the Local Government Act 1999

238.The Local Government Act 1999 (which was passed before this Act) contains, or inserts into the Local Government Finance Act 1992, references to provisions of this Act which were subsequently renumbered during its passage through Parliament. The amendments made by section 136 and Schedule 9 correct those references.

Section 137: Council tax: no crown exemption for Authority or functional bodies

239.Section 137 makes the occupants of dwellings maintained by the GLA and its functional bodies, but used for the administration of justice, police matters or other Crown purposes, subject to council tax. It does this by amending section 19 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Section 138: No discretionary rate relief for functional bodies

240.Section 138 amends section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to ensure that billing authorities could not grant discretionary rate relief on properties occupied by the functional bodies.

Section 139: Local Loans

241.Section 139 amends legislation to enable the Public Works Loans Commissioners to lend money to the functional bodies.

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