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The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013

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Non-dependants

9.—(1) In these Regulations, “non-dependant” (“annibynnydd”) means any person, except someone to whom paragraph (2) applies, who normally resides with an applicant or with whom an applicant normally resides.

(2) This paragraph applies to—

(a)any member of the applicant’s family;

(b)if the applicant is polygamously married, any partner of the applicant and any child or young person who is a member of the applicant’s household and for whom the applicant or one of the applicant’s partners is responsible;

(c)a child or young person who is living with the applicant but who is not a member of the applicant’s household by virtue of regulation 8 (households);

(d)subject to paragraph (3), any person who, with the applicant, is jointly and severally liable to pay council tax in respect of a dwelling for any day under sections 6 or 7 of the 1992 Act(1) (persons liable to pay council tax);

(e)subject to paragraph (3), any person who is liable to make payments on a commercial basis to the applicant or the applicant’s partner in respect of the occupation of the dwelling;

(f)a person who lives with the applicant in order to care for the applicant or a partner of the applicant, and who is engaged by a charitable or voluntary organisation which makes a charge to the applicant or the applicant’s partner for the services provided by that person.

(3) Excepting persons to whom paragraph (2)(a) to (c) and (f) refer, a person to whom any of the following sub-paragraphs apply is a non-dependant—

(a)a person (P) who resides with the person (O) to whom P is liable to make payments in respect of the dwelling and either—

(i)O is a close relative of P’s or P’s partner; or

(ii)the tenancy or other agreement between them is other than on a commercial basis;

(b)a person whose liability to make payments in respect of the dwelling appears to the authority to have been created to take advantage of a council tax reduction scheme except someone who was, for any period within the eight weeks prior to the creation of the agreement giving rise to the liability to make such payments, otherwise liable to make payments of rent in respect of the same dwelling;

(c)a person who becomes jointly and severally liable with the applicant for council tax in respect of a dwelling and who was, at any time during the period of eight weeks prior to that person becoming so liable, a nondependent of one or more of the other residents in that dwelling who are so liable for the tax, unless the change giving rise to the new liability was not made to take advantage of a council tax reduction scheme.

(1)

1992 c.14; subsections (2) and (8) of section 6 were amended by article 2 of, and paragraph 8 of the Schedule to, S.I. 1997/74.

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