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The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 1993

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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 1993 and shall come into force on 1st April 1993.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

“the 1975 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975((1));

“the 1987 Act” means the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987((2));

“the 1992 Act” means the Local Government Finance Act 1992((3));

“the 1989 Regulations” means the Abolition of Domestic Rates (Domestic and Part Residential Subjects) (Scotland) Regulations 1989((4));

“the 1990 Regulations” means the Abolition of Domestic Rates (Domestic and Part Residential Subjects) (Scotland) Regulations 1990((5));

“apportionment note”, in relation to any date before 1st April 1993, shall have the same meaning as in section 26(1) of the 1987 Act and, in relation to any other date, shall have the same meaning as in section 99(1) of the 1992 Act;

“financial year” means the period of 12 months beginning on 1st April;

“industrial purposes” and “freight transport purposes” shall be construed in accordance with the Rating and Valuation (Apportionment) Act 1928((6));

“mines and quarries” shall be construed in accordance with the Mines and Quarries Act 1954((7));

“non-domestic rate” for a prescribed financial year means the non-domestic rate prescribed for that year under section 7A of the 1975 Act((8));

“notional rateable value”, in relation to any lands and heritages, shall be construed in accordance with regulation 4(1);

“part residential subjects” shall have the same meaning as it has in section 26(1) of the 1987 Act((9));

“prescribed financial year” means the financial year 1993-94 or the financial year 1994-95; and

“upper limit”, in relation to any lands and heritages, shall be construed in accordance with regulation 4(3) and (4).

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to an entry in respect of any lands and heritages in, or to the rateable value of any lands and heritages appearing in, the valuation roll on a particular date includes a reference to—

(a)any entry which is subsequently made in the valuation roll in respect of those lands and heritages; or, as the case may be;

(b)any amendment which is subsequently made in the valuation roll to that rateable value,

which, in either case, is effective on that date.

(3) Any reference in these Regulations to a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations and any reference in a regulation to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in that regulation.

General

3.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, the non-domestic rate in respect of any lands and heritages for a prescribed financial year shall be levied—

(a)in any case where a notional rateable value is determined under regulation 4 for that financial year for any lands and heritages to which that regulation applies, according to that notional rateable value; and

(b)in any other case, in accordance with the provisions of section 7 of the 1975 Act((10)) (rates to be levied according to the rateable value appearing in the valuation roll).

(2) Paragraph (1) is without prejudice to any relief, remission or reduction which may be, or may be required to be, given under any enactment from the amount of the non-domestic rate payable for a prescribed financial year.

Notional rateable value

4.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, there shall be determined a notional rateable value for a prescribed financial year for any lands and heritages to which this regulation applies in any case falling within paragraph (2).

(2) In any case where the rateable value of any lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is equal to or greater than the upper limit for those lands and heritages for a prescribed financial year, the notional rateable value for that financial year of those lands and heritages shall be that upper limit.

(3) The upper limit for any lands and heritages for the prescribed financial year 1993-94 shall be determined by multiplying the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 31st March 1990 by—

(a)2.788 in the case where the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is £10,000 or more; or

(b)2.351 in the case where the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is under £10,000.

(4) The upper limit for any lands and heritages for the prescribed financial year 1994-95 shall be determined by multiplying the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 31st March 1990 by—

(a)3.346 in the case where the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is £10,000 or more; or

(b)2.703 in the case where the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is under £10,000.

Application of regulation 4

5.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, the lands and heritages to which regulation 4 applies are any lands and heritages falling within the following class of lands and heritages, namely any lands and heritages—

(a)in respect of which there is an entry relating to the same lands and heritages in the valuation roll on both 31st March 1990 and 1st April 1990;

(b)which are in the same occupation on both dates; and

(c)to which regulation 4 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 1992((11)) applied immediately before 1st April 1993.

(2) Regulation 4 does not apply to any lands and heritages for a prescribed financial year if their rateable value for that financial year is prescribed by or determined under an order made (whether or not before 1st April 1993) under section 6 of the 1975 Act((12)), except in the case of the following orders:—

(a)the Docks and Harbours (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1990((13));

(b)the Caravan Sites and Pitches (Rateable Values) (Scotland) Order 1991((14));

(c)any order so made relating to lands and heritages which are occupied for industrial or freight transport purposes;

(d)any order so made relating to lands and heritages which are mines or quarries.

(3) Regulation 4 will cease to apply to any lands and heritages on the date on which—

(a)any alteration takes effect to the entry relating to those lands and heritages which appeared in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990, where such alteration is in consequence of—

(i)any enlargement of those lands and heritages by the inclusion of other lands and heritages or part or parts thereof which were separately entered in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990; or

(ii)any reduction in extent of these lands and heritages by the separation of any part or parts thereof which will become lands and heritages appropriate for separate entry in the valuation roll, or for inclusion with other lands and heritages which are separately entered in that roll; or

(b)any deletion of the entry relating to those lands and heritages in the valuation roll takes effect, irrespective of whether or not that entry is replaced by other entries in that roll which comprise or include part of those lands and heritages.

Increases in rateable value after 1st April 1990

6.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, this regulation applies where—

(a)there is a notional rateable value determined for any lands and heritages for a prescribed financial year under regulation 4; and

(b)the rateable value of those lands and heritages which appeared in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is increased with effect from a date later than that date, except in the circumstances described in regulation 5(3)(a)(i).

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies, the reference in regulation 3(1)(a) to “that notional rateable value” shall be construed, as from the date on which the increase in the rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect, as referring to the sum of—

(a)the notional rateable value for those lands and heritages for the prescribed financial year in question; and

(b)the amount by which the rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on that date has been increased from the amount which appeared in that roll on 1st April 1990.

Decreases in rateable value after 1st April 1990

7.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, this regulation applies where—

(a)there is a notional rateable value determined for any lands and heritages for a prescribed financial year under regulation 4; and

(b)the rateable value of those lands and heritages which appeared in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 is decreased with effect from a date later than that date, except in the circumstances described in regulation 5(3)(a)(ii).

(2) In any case to which this regulation applies, the reference in regulation 3(1)(a) to “that notional rateable value” shall be construed, as from the date from which the reduction in the rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect, as referring to the product of the following formula:—

where—

a

A is the notional rateable value of those lands and heritages for the prescribed financial year in question;

b

B is the amount of the rateable value of those lands and heritages which appeared in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990; and

c

C is the amount of the reduced rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on the date on which the reduced rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect.

Adaptation of Regulations: part residential subjects

8.—(1) This regulation applies to any lands and heritages which were part residential subjects both on 31st March 1990 and on 1st April 1990 and the preceding provisions of these Regulations shall apply to those lands and heritages subject to the following adaptations.

(2) Subject to regulations 6 and 7, as read with paragraphs (6) and (7), where there is a notional rateable value determined under regulation 4 for a prescribed financial year for land and heritages to which this regulation applies—

(a)that notional rateable value shall be apportioned according to the same ratio as is shown for residential and non-residential uses in the apportionment note relating to those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990; and

(b)the reference in regulation 3(1)(a) to “that notional rateable value” shall be construed as referring to the part of the notional rateable value of those lands and heritages for that financial year which is so apportioned according to the non-residential use shown in that note.

(3) Any reference in regulations 4 to 7 to the rateable value of lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on any date shall be construed as referring, in any case where this regulation applies, to the whole rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on that date and not to any part of that value which is shown in the apportionment note as relating to the residential or, as the case may be, the non-residential use made of those lands and heritages.

(4) In regulation 4—

(a)in paragraph (3)(b), for the reference to “2.351”, there shall be substituted a reference to “2.058”; and

(b)in paragraph (4)(b), for the reference to “2.703”, there shall be substituted a reference to “2.264”.

(5) For the purposes of regulation 5(1), any change of occupation of the residential part of any lands and heritages to which this regulation applies shall be disregarded.

(6) For paragraph (2) of regulation 6, there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

(2) Where this regulation applies to any lands and heritages to which regulation 8 applies—

(a)there shall be calculated the sum of—

(i)the notional rateable value for those lands and heritages determined under regulation 4 for the prescribed financial year; and

(ii)the amount by which the whole rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on the date on which the increase in that rateable value takes effect has been increased from the amount which appeared in that roll on 1st April 1990;

(b)that sum shall be apportioned according to the same ratio as is shown for residential and non-residential uses in the apportionment note relating to those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on the date on which the increase in the rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect; and

(c)the reference in regulation 3(1)(a) to “that notional rateable value” shall be construed, as from that date, as referring to the part of that sum which is so apportioned according to the non-residential use shown in that note..

(7) For paragraph (2) of regulation 7, there shall be substituted the following paragraph:—

(2) Where this regulation applies to any lands and heritages to which regulation 8 applies—

(a)there shall be calculated the product of the following formula:—

where—

(i)

A is the notional rateable value for those lands and heritages determined under regulation 4 for the prescribed financial year in question;

(ii)

B is the amount of the whole rateable value of those lands and heritages which appeared in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990; and

(iii)

C is the amount of the reduced whole rateable value of those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on the date on which the reduced rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect;

(b)that product shall be apportioned according to the same ratio as is shown for residential and non-residential uses in the apportionment note relating to those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on the date on which the reduced rateable value of those lands and heritages takes effect; and

(c)the reference in regulation 3(1)(a) to “that notional rateable value” shall be construed, as from that date, as referring to the part of that product which is so apportioned according to the non-residential use shown in that note..

Adaptation of Regulations: premises which became part residential subjects on 1st April 1990

9.—(1) This regulation applies to any lands and heritages—

(a)which, on 31st March 1990, fell within any of the classes of lands and heritages prescribed in regulation 5 of the 1989 Regulations (classes of lands and heritages excepted from being part residential subjects); and

(b)which, on 1st April 1990, became part residential subjects in consequence of the revocation of the 1989 Regulations by the 1990 Regulations,

and the preceding provisions of these Regulations shall apply to those lands and heritages subject to the following adaptations.

(2) Any reference in regulations 4 to 7 to the rateable value of lands and heritages appearing on the valuation roll appearing on any date on or after 1st April 1990 shall be construed as referring to the part of that rateable value which is shown in the apportionment note appearing in the valuation roll on that date as relating to the non-residential use made of those lands and heritages.

(3) In regulation 4—

(a)in paragraph (3)(b), for the reference to “2.351”, there shall be substituted a reference to “2.058”; and

(b)in paragraph (4)(b), for the reference to “2.703”, there shall be substituted a reference to “2.264”.

(4) Regulation 5(1) shall not prevent regulation 4 from applying to any lands and heritages to which this regulation applies, merely because the entry relating to those lands and heritages appearing in the valuation roll on 1st April 1990 includes those parts of those lands and heritages which were previously excluded from appearing in the valuation roll because they were domestic subjects by virtue of regulation 3(1) of the 1989 Regulations.

Adaptation of regulations: premises which ceased to be part residential subjects on 1st April 1990

10.—(1) This regulation applies to any lands and heritages—

(a)which, on 31st March 1990, were part residential subjects; and

(b)which, on 1st April 1990, were no longer part residential subjects,

and the preceding provisions of these Regulations shall apply to those lands and heritages subject to the following adaptations.

(2) Any reference in regulation 4 to the rateable value of lands and heritages appearing on the valuation roll on 31st March 1990 shall be construed as referring to the part of that rateable value which is shown in the apportionment note appearing in the valuation roll on 31st March 1990 as relating to the non-residential use of those lands and heritages.

(3) For the purposes of regulation 5(1) any change of occupation of the residential part of any lands and heritages to which this regulation applies shall be disregarded.

Allan Stewart

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

St. Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

10th February 1993

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