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Rating (Scotland) Act 1926

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3Basis of levying poor and certain other rates

(1)The rate for the relief of the poor and all other rates leviable hi like manner as that rate, whether leviable by parish councils or by any other authority, shall cease to be levied or recovered in accordance with the provisions of the Poor Law (Scotland) Act, 1845, and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be levied and recovered by the rating authority in like manner at the same time and under the like powers and provisions (including without prejudice to the said generality the power to grant remission or relief on the ground of poverty or inability to pay and the provision relating to appeals) as, but as separate rates from, the public health general assessment, but the limit, if any, applicable to that assessment shall not apply.

(2)Where under the provisions of any local Act the public health general assessment is not exigible in respect of any lands and heritages, then, notwithstanding anything in this section or in section five of this Act, the rates to which those sections apply shall nevertheless be levied and recovered in respect of such lands and heritages in the same way and to the same effect as if the public health general assessment had been exigible in respect thereof.

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