Commentary on Sections

Section 68 – Deferred payment agreements

234.Section 68 provides the Welsh Ministers with a power to make regulations about the circumstances in which a person whose needs are being met by a local authority, or whose needs are going to be met (in accordance with sections 35 to 45) may enter into arrangements with that local authority to defer any charges that will be imposed upon the person in respect of the provision of such services. An arrangement made under this section is known as a “deferred payment agreement”. The regulations which may be made by the Welsh Ministers under this section may specify, for example, whether interest can be charged and the duration of the deferred payment agreement.