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Local Government Finance Act 2012

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Non-domestic rating

    1. 1.Local retention of non-domestic rates

    2. 2.Revenue support grant

    3. 3.Additional grant

    4. 4.General GLA grant

    5. 5.Local retention of non-domestic rates: further amendments

    6. 6.Definition of domestic property

    7. 7.Payments to and from authorities

    8. 8.Provision of information about non-domestic rates

  3. Council tax

    1. 9.Council tax reduction schemes: review

    2. 10.Council tax reduction schemes

    3. 11.Power to determine further discounts for certain dwellings

    4. 12.Power to set higher amount for long-term empty dwellings

    5. 13.Mortgagee in possession to be liable for council tax

    6. 14.Regulations about powers to require information, offences and penalties

    7. 15.Calculation of billing authority's council tax base

    8. 16.Provision of information about council tax

  4. Information sharing

    1. 17.Power for HMRC to supply information for purposes of council tax

    2. 18.Power for HMRC to supply information for purposes of rates in Northern Ireland

  5. General

    1. 19.Interpretation

    2. 20.Power to make transitional, consequential etc provision

    3. 21.Financial provisions

    4. 22.Extent and short title

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Local retention of non-domestic rates

      1. After Schedule 7A to the LGFA 1988 insert— SCHEDULE 7B...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Amendment of provisions about revenue support grant

      1. 1.Chapter 2 of Part 5 of the LGFA 1988 (revenue...

      2. 2.(1) Section 78 (revenue support grant) is amended as follows....

      3. 3.(1) Section 78A (local government finance reports) is amended as...

      4. 4.(1) Section 79 (effect of report's approval) is amended as...

      5. 5.(1) Section 82 (calculation of sums payable to receiving authorities...

      6. 6.In section 84A(1) (power of Secretary of State to make...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Local retention of non-domestic rates: further amendments

      1. Part 1 Amendments to Schedule 8 to the LGFA 1988 etc

        1. LGFA 1988

          1. 1.In section 60 of the LGFA 1988 (non-domestic rating: pooling),...

          2. 2.Schedule 8 to the LGFA 1988 (non-domestic rating: pooling) is...

          3. 3.(1) Paragraph 1 (non-domestic rating accounts) is amended as follows....

          4. 4.(1) Paragraph 2 (credits and debits to non-domestic rating accounts)...

          5. 5.In paragraph 3(1) (end of year calculations), for “Secretary of...

          6. 6.Before paragraph 4 (and after the heading to Part 2...

          7. 7.(1) Paragraph 4 (rules as to calculation of billing authority's...

          8. 8.(1) Paragraph 5 (calculation and payment of billing authority's non-domestic...

          9. 9.(1) Paragraph 6 (further provisions as to calculation and payment...

          10. 10.(1) Paragraph 8 (interpretation of Part 3 of Schedule 8)...

          11. 11.(1) Paragraph 9 (calculation of distributable amount) is amended as...

          12. 12.In paragraph 9A (application of Part 3 to years where...

          13. 13.(1) Paragraph 10 (requirement for local government finance report to...

          14. 14.(1) Paragraph 11 (calculation of sums payable to receiving authorities...

          15. 15.(1) Paragraph 12 (payment of sums to receiving authorities out...

          16. 16.(1) Paragraph 13 (making of amending report in relation to...

          17. 17.(1) Paragraph 14 (calculation of sums payable to receiving authorities...

          18. 18.(1) Paragraph 15 (payments following amending report) is amended as...

        2. Non-Domestic Rating Act 1992 (c. 46)

          1. 19.The Non-Domestic Rating Act 1992 is amended as follows.

          2. 20.(1) Section 4 (which modifies Schedule 8 to the LGFA...

          3. 21.In section 5 (which modifies Schedule 8 to the LGFA...

        3. Consequential revocation and repeal

          1. 22.In consequence of the amendments made by this Part of...

      2. Part 2 Other amendments

        1. LGFA 1988

          1. 23.The LGFA 1988 is amended as follows.

          2. 24.(1) Section 90 (payments to and from collection funds) is...

          3. 25.(1) Section 97 (principal transfers between funds) is amended as...

          4. 26.(1) Section 99 (regulations about funds) is amended as follows....

          5. 27.In section 140(2) (separate administration of Parts 3 and 4...

          6. 28.(1) Section 141 (payments to and from authorities) is amended...

          7. 29.In section 144(2) (definition of “billing authority” etc), at the...

        2. LGFA 1992

          1. 30.In Schedule 13 to the LGFA 1992 (minor and consequential...

        3. Audit Commission Act 1998 (c. 18)

          1. 31.In section 28(1) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (certification...

        4. Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26)

          1. 32.The Local Government Act 2003 is amended as follows.

          2. 33.In section 70 (local retention of rates) omit subsections (4)...

          3. 34.In Schedule 7 (minor and consequential amendments) omit paragraph 22(a)....

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Amendments relating to council tax reduction schemes

      1. Part 1 Schedules to be inserted into the LGFA 1992

        1. 1.After Schedule 1 to the LGFA 1992 insert— SCHEDULE 1A...

      2. Part 2 Other amendments

        1. LGFA 1988

          1. 2.In Part 1 of Schedule 11 to the LGFA 1988...

        2. LGFA 1992

          1. 3.The LGFA 1992 is amended as follows.

          2. 4.In section 10(1) (basic amount payable), for “13” substitute “...

          3. 5.(1) Section 66 (matters to be questioned only by judicial...

          4. 6.In section 67 (functions to be discharged only by authority),...

          5. 7.(1) In Schedule 2 (administration), paragraph 21 (application of Schedule...

        3. Local Government Act 2003 (c. 26)

          1. 8.The Local Government Act 2003 is amended as follows.

          2. 9.Omit section 76 (insertion of section 13A of the LGFA...

          3. 10.In section 105(2)(aa) (functions of the Valuation Tribunal Service: payments...

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