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The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) Regulations 1992

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4.—(1) A billing authority may, for the purpose of carrying out its functions under Part I of the Act, request (by notice given in writing) a person mentioned in paragraph (3) to supply to it such information as is specified in the notice and does not fall within paragraph (2).

(2) Information falls within this paragraph if—

(a)the information was obtained by the person concerned, or by a committee of such a person—

(i)in its capacity as police authority, or

(ii)in its capacity as a constituent council of such an authority,

(b)the information was obtained by the person concerned in its capacity as an employer, or

(c)the information consists of anything other than the name, address and any past or present place of residence of any person and the dates during which he is known or thought to have resided at that place.

(3) The persons referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)any other billing authority,

(b)any precepting authority,

(c)any levying authority,

(d)the electoral registration officer for any area in Great Britain, and

(e)any community charges registration officer.

(4) Information requested under paragraph (1) shall be supplied by the person requested to supply it if it is in his possession or control, and it shall be so supplied within 21 days of the day on which the request is made.

(5) A billing authority may (so far as it does not have the power to do so apart from under this Part) supply relevant information to another billing authority or to a levying authority even if it is not requested to supply the information.

(6) Information is relevant information for the purposes of paragraph (5) if—

(a)it was obtained by the first-mentioned authority in exercising its functions under Part I of the Act, and

(b)it believes it would be useful to the other authority in exercising its functions under that Part or, in the case of a levying authority, Part II of the Act.

(7) The reference to a community charges registration officer in sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph (3) shall be construed—

(a)in relation to such officers in England or Wales, in accordance with section 26 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1); and

(b)in relation to such officers in Scotland, in accordance with section 12 of the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987(2).


1988 c. 41; section 26 is amended by paragraph 7 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (c. 42).

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