SCHEDULE 6 continued
In section 106(2)(a) (council tax: restrictions on voting) after “IV” insert “,
In section 41(2) of the Police Act 1996 (direction as to minimum budget) after
“Chapter” insert “4ZA or”.
33 The Greater London Authority Act 1999 is amended as follows.
34 In section 95 (minimum budget for Metropolitan Police Authority) after
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subsection (3) insert—
The power exercisable by virtue of subsection (2), and any direction
given under that power, are subject to any limitation imposed under
Chapter 4ZA of Part 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992
(council tax referendums).”
In section 96 (provisions supplementary to section 95) after subsection (6)
Subsections (5) and (6) are subject to section 95(3A) (which provides
that directions under that section are subject to the limitations
imposed by the provisions about council tax referendums in Chapter
4ZA of Part 1 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992).”
Schedule 6 (procedure for determining the authority’s consolidated budget
requirement) is amended as follows.
(2) In paragraph 1 after sub-paragraph (4) insert—
In this Schedule “the relevant principles”, in relation to a budget
or a council tax requirement for a financial year, means the
principles approved by the House of Commons for the financial
year under section 52ZD of the Local Government Finance Act
1992 (principles in connection with council tax referendums).
For the purposes of this Schedule, whether or not a budget or
council tax requirement for a financial year complies with the
relevant principles is to be determined by reference to whether or
not the amount that would be calculated for the year under section
88 or 89 above (calculation of basic amount of council tax) by
reference to the budget or council tax requirement is excessive by
reference to the relevant principles.”
(3) In paragraph 4—
(a) after sub-paragraph (1) insert—
If the draft consolidated budget does not comply with the
relevant principles, the Assembly shall also prepare a draft
substitute consolidated budget that complies with those
(b) after sub-paragraph (2) insert—
If, at the public meeting referred to in sub-paragraph (2)
above, the draft substitute consolidated budget prepared
under sub-paragraph (1A) above is approved by the
Assembly, that draft, as so approved, shall be the
Authority’s substitute consolidated budget for the
financial year to which it relates.”
(4) After paragraph 6 insert—
This paragraph applies if the Mayor prepares a final draft budget
that does not comply with the relevant principles.
The Mayor shall also prepare a draft substitute consolidated
budget that complies with those principles.