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Local Government Act 2003

Section 69: Removal of power to prescribe rateable values

125.Under paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 the Secretary of State or National Assembly for Wales may disapply the standard rules for determining rateable values contained in paragraph 2 of the Schedule and instead prescribe values by order. This power was used in 2000 to prescribe rateable values for properties such as the railways, ports and harbours, and gas, electricity and water supply networks.

126.Section 69 will repeal paragraph 3 of Schedule 6. As a consequence at the next revaluation on 1 April 2005 all properties will be valued by valuation officers using the rules in paragraph 2, with all ratepayers having a right of appeal to independent valuation tribunals if they think their rateable values incorrect: where values are prescribed there is no such right of appeal.

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