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Statutory Instruments

2021 No. 1278

London Government

The Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2021

Made

16th November 2021

Laid before Parliament

22nd November 2021

Coming into force

18th December 2021

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 10 of Schedule 6 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999(1).

Citation, commencement, extent and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Greater London Authority (Consolidated Council Tax Requirement Procedure) Regulations 2021 and come into force on 18th December 2021.

(2) These Regulations extend to England and Wales and Scotland.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to the financial year beginning on 1st April 2022 only.

Modification of the Greater London Authority Act 1999

2.  In paragraph 3(4) (draft consolidated budget) of Schedule 6 to the Greater London Authority Act 1999, for “1st February” substitute “15th February”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Kemi Badenoch

Minister of State

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

16th November 2021

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

In relation to each financial year, the Greater London Authority (“the Authority”) is required to make the calculations required by section 85 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (“the 1999 Act”), including the calculation of its consolidated council tax requirement.

The procedure for determining the Authority’s consolidated council tax requirement is set out in Schedule 6 to the 1999 Act. As part of that procedure the Mayor is required to prepare and present a draft consolidated budget to the Assembly on or before 1st February in the financial year preceding that to which the consolidated council tax requirement relates (paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 6). If the Mayor fails to comply with this requirement, the responsibility for preparing the draft consolidated budget passes to the Assembly (paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 6).

In relation to the financial year beginning on 1st April 2022, these Regulations modify Schedule 6 so that the Mayor is required to prepare and present a draft consolidated budget to the Assembly on or before 15th February 2022.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1999 c. 29. S.I. 2012/3125, 2013/3178, 2014/3308, 2015/2032, 2016/1248, 2017/1252, 2018/1151, 2019/1435 and 2020/1206 made similar modifications in relation to previous financial years.