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The Valuation Tribunal for Wales Regulations 2010

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PART 3Administration

Chief Executive

15.—(1) The Valuation Tribunal is to have a chief executive.

(2) Appointments to the position of chief executive are to be made as follows—

(a)the first appointment is to be by virtue of the transfer of the chief executive of the old Service to the Valuation Tribunal in accordance with regulation 23; and

(b)subsequent appointments are to be made by the Valuation Tribunal.

(3) Appointments under paragraph (2)(b) shall be made with the consent of the Welsh Ministers.

(4) The chief executive will be the clerk to the Valuation Tribunal.

(5) References in these Regulations, except regulation 16(1), to the employees of the Valuation Tribunal include references to its chief executive.

(6) The functions of the chief executive may be delegated to other employees of the Valuation Tribunal as the chief executive so determines.

(7) Where at the expiry of six months from a vacancy occurring in the office of chief executive the Valuation Tribunal have failed to make an appointment in accordance with paragraph (2)(b), that appointment may be made by the Welsh Ministers after consultation with the President.

Employees

16.—(1) The Valuation Tribunal may appoint other employees as it so determines.

(2) The terms and conditions on which the employees are appointed will be such as the Valuation Tribunal may determine.

(3) The Valuation Tribunal may pay to its employees such remuneration and allowances as it may with the consent of the Welsh Ministers determine.

(4) The Valuation Tribunal may with the consent of the Welsh Ministers—

(a)pay such pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees as it may determine;

(b)pay such contributions or payments as it may determine towards provision for the payment of pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees; and

(c)provide and maintain such schemes (whether contributory or not) as it may determine for the payment of pensions or gratuities to or in respect of its employees or former employees.

(5) References in paragraph (4) to pensions or gratuities include references to pensions or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of employees who suffer loss of employment or loss or diminishment of emoluments.

(6) The administration of the remuneration and allowances of the Valuation Tribunal’s employees will be the responsibility of the chief executive.

Allowances

17.—(1) Members will be entitled to such travelling, subsistence and other allowances as the Welsh Ministers may from time to time determine.

(2) The administration of the allowances of members will be the responsibility of the chief executive.

(3) In respect of any payment under paragraph (2) the chief executive must keep a record for the Valuation Tribunal and the Governing Council of the name of the recipient, the amount and the reason for the payment, and must permit any person authorised by the Welsh Ministers to inspect and make copies of such records.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation “member” includes any person appointed under regulation 7.

Committees

18.—(1) The Valuation Tribunal may establish committees.

(2) The Governing Council may establish sub-committees.

(3) A person who is not a member of the Valuation Tribunal may be appointed to such a committee or a sub-committee.

(4) Such a committee or sub-committee may only act in an advisory capacity.

Minutes

19.—(1) Minutes shall be kept of proceedings of the Valuation Tribunal, the Governing Council and the other committees and sub-committees of the Valuation Tribunal and the Governing Council.

(2) Minutes of any such proceedings shall be evidence of those proceedings if they are signed by the person purporting to have acted as chairperson of the proceedings to which the minutes relate or of any subsequent proceedings in the course of which the minutes were approved as a correct record.

(3) Where minutes of any such proceedings have been signed as mentioned in paragraph (2), those proceedings shall, unless the contrary is shown, be deemed to have been validly convened and constituted.

(4) This regulation applies to meetings or determinations of members of the Governing Council when acting under regulation 8(2) as it applies to proceedings mentioned in paragraph (1).

Accommodation and equipment

20.  The Valuation Tribunal must maintain a permanent office; and the chief executive will have the function on behalf of the Valuation Tribunal of making such arrangements as will secure that it has such other accommodation and such equipment as is sufficient for the performance of its functions.

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