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The Council Tax (Reduction Scheme) and (Demand Notices Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2000

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

  • “the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and “section 10” (“adran 10”), “section 11” (“adran 11”) and “section 12” (“adran 12”) mean section 10 of the Act, section 11 of the Act and section 12 of the Act respectively;

  • “the 1994 Act” (“Deddf 1994”) means the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994(1);

  • “the Benefit Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Budd-dâl”) means the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992(2);

  • “county” (“sir”) means a county in Wales established under the 1994 Act;

  • “county borough” (“bwrdeistref sirol”) means a county borough in Wales established under the 1994 Act; and

  • “the Disabilities Regulations” (“y Rheoliadau Anableddau”) means the Council Tax (Reduction for Disabilities) Regulations 1992(3).

(2) In these Regulations “community area” (“ardal gymunedol”) means an area which is co-extensive with the area of a community as at 1st January 2000; and a community area identified in the Schedule to these Regulations by the name of a community in a county or county borough means the area which is co-extensive with the area of that community on 1st January 2000.

(3) In these Regulations, in relation to an amount a person is liable to pay in respect of council tax –

  • Subject to regulation 3(2) below “the appropriate reduction” (“gostyngiad priodol”) means the sum (if any) prescribed in the Schedule to these Regulations in relation to the relevant community area and the relevant valuation band;

  • “the relevant community area” (“yr ardal gymunedol berthnasol”) means the community area in which the relevant chargeable dwelling is situated;

  • “the relevant chargeable dwelling” (“yr annedd daladwy berthnasol”) means the chargeable dwelling in respect of which the person is liable to pay the amount; and

  • subject to regulation 3(3) below and except where regulation 3(2) below applies, “the relevant valuation band” (“y band prisio perthnasol”) means the valuation band shown as applicable to the relevant chargeable dwelling in the billing authority’s valuation list.

(4) In these Regulations any reference to a person who is liable to pay to a billing authority, in respect of a relevant chargeable dwelling, an amount in respect of council tax (whether that person’s liability is sole, or joint and several), includes, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a person who in the opinion of the authority will be so liable; and references to the amount which a person is liable to pay shall be construed accordingly.

(2)

S.I. 1992/1814; to which amendments have been made which are not relevant to these Regulations.

(3)

S.I. 1992/554; relevant amendments are made by S.I. 1993/195 and S.I. 1999/1004.

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