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Energy Act 2016

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14The licensing levy: regulations

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(1)Regulations may provide for the licensing levy payable in respect of a charging period to increase or decrease over that period.

(2)Regulations may provide for an amount of licensing levy payable by a licence holder to be calculated by reference to the size of an area to which a licence held by that person relates.

(3)Regulations may provide for different categories of licence holders to pay—

(a)different amounts of licensing levy, or

(b)amounts of licensing levy calculated, set or determined in different ways.

(4)Regulations may provide for a category of licence holder to be exempt from payment of the licensing levy.

(5)Regulations may provide for interest (at a rate specified in, or determined under, the regulations) to be charged in respect of unpaid amounts of licensing levy.

(6)Regulations may provide for unpaid amounts of licensing levy (together with any interest charged) to be recoverable as a civil debt.

(7)Regulations may confer a function (including a function involving the exercise of a discretion) on—

(a)the Secretary of State,

(b)the OGA, or

(c)any other person, apart from the Scottish Ministers or the Welsh Ministers.

(8)Regulations (including regulations of the kinds mentioned in subsections (3) and (4)) may provide for a category of licence holder to consist of persons who hold a kind of licence that is specified in the regulations.

(9)The regulations may (in particular) specify any of the following kinds of licence—

(a)licences granted under a particular enactment;

(b)licences of a particular description granted under a particular enactment;

(c)licences, or licences of a particular description (including a description falling within paragraph (a) or (b)), granted—

(i)before a particular time,

(ii)after a particular time, or

(iii)during a particular period.

(10)In this section—

  • “licence” means a licence falling within section 13(1);

  • “licence holder” means a person who holds a licence (whether the person was granted it or has, after its grant, acquired it by assignment or other means);

  • “regulations” means regulations under section 13.

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