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Explanatory Memorandum to Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

  3. Consultation and Options Considered

  4. Main Elements of the Order

  5. Commentary on Articles

    1. Part Ii – General

      1. Article 3: Regional rate and district rate

      2. Article 4: Police purposes part of the regional rate

      3. Article 5: Rateable values

      4. Article 6: Liability to be rated according to rateable values

      5. Article 7: Liability to be rated in respect of hereditaments owned by the Housing Executive

      6. Article 8: Basis of valuation

      7. Article 9: Right to pay rates by instalments

      8. Article 10: Agreement for deferred payment of rates on dwellings

    2. Part Iii – Valuation Lists

      1. Article 11: General provisions as to valuation lists

      2. Article 12: New valuation lists

      3. Article 13: Access to valuation lists

    3. Part Iv – Reliefs and Exemptions Etc.

      1. Article 14: Rate relief scheme

      2. Article 15: Persons under 18 and persons in education and training or leaving care

      3. Article 16: “Disability”

      4. Article 17: Rate rebates for certain hereditaments with special facilities for persons with disabilities

      5. Article 18: Transitional rate relief

      6. Article 19: Extension of exemption relating to sale of goods donated to a charity

      7. Article 20: Extension of charitable exemption for clergy residences

      8. Article 21:  Power to prescribe exemption where hereditament has both a capital value and a net annual value

      9. Article 22: Power to remove exemption for unoccupied dwelling-houses,

      10. Article 23: Power to prescribe reduction in amount payable

      11. Article 24: Reduction of rates on former agricultural land,

      12. Article 25: Exemption for automatic telling machines in rural areas

      13. Article 26: Power to remove exemption for private dwellings from completion notices

      14. Article 27: Power to extend exemption from completion notices

      15. Article 28: Abolition of reduction of regional rate on dwellings

    4. Part V – Applications and Appeals

      1. Article 29 and Schedule 1: The Northern Ireland Valuation Tribunal

      2. Article 33: Appeals from the Commissioner

    5. Part Vi – Miscellaneous and Supplementary

      1. Article 35: Rating of owners instead of occupiers in certain cases

      2. Article 36: Power to require information about occupiers of hereditaments in capital value list,

      3. Article 37: Power to require information for valuation list purposes

      4. Article 38: Powers of entry

  6. Commencement

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