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The National Health Service (Property Expenses Scheme) (England) Regulations 2018

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Duty of members to provide information

14.—(1) In this regulation “specified” means specified by the Secretary of State in a notice under paragraph (2).

(2) The Secretary of State may by notice in writing require a member to provide the Secretary of State with specified information.

(3) Specified information includes—

(a)the nature of any relevant function carried on, or to be carried on, by the member in a specified membership year;

(b)the number of the member’s employees who are engaged in the member’s performance of a specified relevant function or in a specified part of any such function;

(c)the qualifications and experience of those employees; and

(d)any event of which the member is aware which it considers might give rise to an expense to which the Scheme applies.

(4) The member must comply with a notice under paragraph (2) and must—

(a)provide the information within 28 days of the notice being sent or within such further period as the Secretary of State may in writing allow;

(b)provide the information in any specified form; and

(c)submit the information in any specified manner.

Directions and guidance

15.—(1) The Secretary of State must make the following information available to eligible bodies in such form and at such times as the Secretary of State considers appropriate—

(a)any directions which the Secretary of State gives to a relevant body with respect to the exercise by that body of its functions in connection with administering the Scheme; and

(b)any guidance which the Secretary of State gives to a relevant body as to the manner in which the Scheme is to be administered.

(2) “Relevant body” means a body directed by the Secretary of State under any enactment to carry out functions in connection with the administration of the Scheme.

Revocations and savings

16.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the instruments specified in the first column of the table set out in the Schedule are, in relation to England only, revoked to the extent stated in the third column of that table.

(2) Where an expense was incurred before the appointed day—

(a)any determination as to whether the Scheme applies to the expense; and

(b)any determination as to whether to make a payment in respect of the expense (and the amount of any such payment),

is to be made in accordance with the relevant provisions of the 1999 Regulations as if those Regulations remained in force.

Transitional provision

17.—(1) An eligible body which, immediately before the appointed day, was a member of the Scheme is to continue to be a member of the Scheme (subject to any cancellation of the membership under regulation 6 (cancellation by a member) or 7 (cancellation by the Secretary of State)(1).

(2) Any application for membership of the Scheme which—

(a)has been made under regulation 6 of the 1999 Regulations (membership of the Scheme) before the appointed day; and

(b)has not been determined before the appointed day,

is to be dealt with as if the application had been made under regulation 5 of these Regulations (membership of the Scheme).

(3) For the purposes of regulation 9(2)(a), in relation to loss of, or damage to, property which occurred on or after 1st April 1999 and before 1st May 2014, “relevant function” is to have the meaning given in regulation 1(2) of the 1999 Regulations on 1st May 2014.

(4) Any amount payable by a member of the Scheme under regulation 8 of the 1999 Regulations (members’ contributions to the Scheme) which has not been paid before the appointed day is to be treated as payable under regulation 10 of these Regulations (duty of members to make contributions to the Scheme).

(5) Where a period of time specified in the 1999 Regulations is current on the appointed day, and a period of time is also specified in a corresponding provision of these Regulations, these Regulations have effect as if the corresponding provision of these Regulations had been in force when the period began to run.

(6) Except as stated in regulation 16(2)—

(a)anything done, if effective immediately before the appointed day, has effect after the appointed day as if done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of these Regulations; and

(b)any matter that is ongoing under or for the purposes of the 1999 Regulations immediately before the appointed day is to be treated as ongoing under these Regulations.

(1)

By virtue of regulation 3(1) of these Regulations, a notice given under regulation 7 of the National Health Service (Property Expenses Scheme) Regulations 1999 (termination of membership) has effect as if given under the corresponding provisions of these Regulations in any case where membership of the Scheme has not ceased by the date on which these Regulations come into force.

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