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Citation, commencement, interpretation and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government Changes for England (Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force for the purposes of regulation 3(1) on 5th February 1996 and for all other purposes on 1st April 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals Regulations 1989(1).

(3) References in these Regulations to a body which is to appoint members of a valuation tribunal established for an area shall, during the preliminary period, include an authority which has the functions of a billing authority, as regards the initial year, under Chapter 1 of Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992(2), by virtue of regulation 49(1) of the Local Government Changes for England (Finance) Regulations 1995(3); for this purpose “initial year” and “preliminary period” shall have the same meaning as in those Regulations.

(4) These Regulations apply to valuation tribunals in England.

(1)

S.I. 1989/439; these Regulations were amended by the Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals (Amendment) (London) Regulations 1991 (S.I. 1991/1), the Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/292), the Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals (Amendment) (England) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/363), the Local Government Changes for England (Community Charge and Council Tax, Valuation and Community Charge Tribunals and Alteration of Lists and Appeals) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/624) and the Valuation Tribunals (Wales) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/3056).

(3)

S.I. 1994/2825. The Finance Regulations were amended by the Local Government Changes for England (Finance) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/2862).