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The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018

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Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 1421

Rating And Valuation, England

The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018

Approved by the House of Commons

Made

28th November 2018

Laid before the House of Commons

3rd December 2018

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Treasury make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988(1).

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1.—(1) This Order—

(a)may be cited as the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (Non-Domestic Rating Multipliers) (England) Order 2018;

(b)comes into force on the day after the day in which it is approved by a resolution of the House of Commons, provided that the time condition in paragraph (2) is met; and

(c)applies in relation to England only.

(2) The time condition is that the approval of the Order must be given before the approval by the House of Commons of the local government finance report for the financial year beginning on 1st April 2019.

Non-domestic rating multiplier

2.  For the purposes of paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 B is specified as 281.4 for the financial year beginning on 1st April 2019.

Mike Freer

Paul Maynard

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

28th November 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

In relation to England, the small business non-domestic rating multiplier is calculated in accordance with paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 for each financial year when new rating lists are not being compiled.

Item B in those calculations will be the retail prices index for September of the preceding year, unless the Treasury by order specify a lower amount.

New rating lists are not being compiled for the financial year beginning on 1st April 2019 (“2019-20”). This Order specifies that for 2019-20 the amount for item B will be 281.4.

The Order will only come into force if it is approved by resolution of the House of Commons before the House approves the local government finance report for 2019-20.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no negative impact on the costs of the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen. Further information is available from the Enterprise and Property Tax team, HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road, London SW1A 2HQ and on www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-treasury.

(1)

1988 c.41. Paragraph 5(13) of Schedule 7 was amended by paragraph 84(1) of Schedule 13 to the Local Government Act 1992 (c.14).

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