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Local Government Act 1948

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3Meaning of "standard rateable value"

(1)The standard rateable value for a county or county borough for the purposes of the preceding provisions of this Part of this Act is the amount which bears to the weighted population of that county or county borough for the year in question the same proportion as the sum which is to be taken for the purposes of this subsection as the rateable value for England and Wales for that year bears to the aggregate of the weighted populations of all the counties and county boroughs in England and Wales for that year.

(2)In this section, the expression " the weighted population " in relation to a county or county borough means the population thereof plus the number of children under fifteen years of age therein and, in the case of a county the population whereof divided by the road-mileage thereof is less than seventy, plus also one-third of the additional population needed in order that the population thereof divided by the road-mileage thereof should be seventy.

(3)The sum which is to be taken for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section as the rateable value for England and Wales for any year is the rateable value for England and Wales for that year, increased, in the case of any year subsequent to the year 1948-49, to such extent, if any, as the Minister may direct in relation to that subsequent year.

(4)The power conferred on the Minister by the last preceding subsection to direct such increases as are therein referred to shall, as respects any year, be used for the purpose and only for the purpose of securing that the proportion which the aggregate of the rateable values credited to all the counties and county boroughs in England and Wales bears to the rateable value for England and Wales shall be as nearly as may be the same for that year as for the year 1948-49 ; but the Minister shall not use the said power as respects any year unless the effect of the use thereof would be to increase the aggregate of the rateable values credited to all counties and county boroughs in England and Wales for that year by at least one per cent.

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