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Local Government Act 2003

Section 35: Best value grant: Communities

56.Section 35 applies to Wales. It permits the payment of Government grant to best value authorities which, under subsection (1), are defined as any community council subject to the best value duties set out in sections 3 to 6 of the Local Government Act 1999. By virtue of the Local Government Best Value (Exemption)(Wales) Order 2000 (SI 2000/1029), currently no councils meet this criterion.

57.The rest of the section has a similar structure to that of section 34 (for England, as described above). The main differences are that: the grant is made by the National Assembly for Wales, rather than the Secretary of State; no Treasury consent is required, as the Assembly sets its own budget; there is no equivalent to subsection (9) of section 34 because parish meetings do not exist in Wales.

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