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Council Tax, England And Wales
Public Health, England And Wales
18th July 2012
Laid before Parliament
24th July 2012
Coming into force
23rd August 2012
The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 167(1)(b) and (3) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008(1), makes the following Order:
1. This Order may be cited as the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments) (Council Tax) Order 2012 and shall come into force on 23rd August 2012.
2.—(1) The Council Tax (Chargeable Dwellings) Order 1992(2) is amended as follows.
(2) In article 2 in the definition of “care home” after “Part 2 of that Act” insert “in relation to Wales, or Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 in relation to England”.
(3) In article 3A after “Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000,” insert “in relation to Wales, or Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, in relation to England”.
3. In regulation 2 of the Council Tax (Liability for Owners) Regulations 1992(3) in “Class A” after “Part 2 of that Act” insert “in relation to Wales, or Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 in relation to England”.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department for Communities and Local Government
18th July 2012
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Council Tax (Chargeable Dwellings) Order 1992 and the Council Tax (Liability for Owners) Regulations 1992 to reflect the fact that care homes in England are now registered under the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
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