Local Government Finance Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

Schedule 1

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Page 22, line 22, leave out “each year” and insert “each financial year until the end of the financial year beginning 1 April 2014,”

 

Page 34, line 34, at end insert—

“(3A) The calculation must ensure that the relevant authority is fully compensated for any losses due to rating appeals caused by rating errors made by the Valuation Office Agency.”

 

Page 37, leave out lines 26 to 32 and insert—

“(2) Before making such a determination, the Secretary of State must consult such relevant authorities and bodies representing relevant authorities as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate about whether the Secretary of State should make such a determination.

(3) If, following consultation under sub-paragraph (1), the Secretary of State determines that the amount referred to in sub-paragraph (1) is to be distributed among one or more relevant authorities, the distribution may not be made unless—

(a) the basis on which the Secretary of State intends to make the distribution (“the basis of distribution”) is specified in the local government finance report for the year in question, and

(b) the report is approved by a resolution of the House of Commons.

(4) If a report is approved by resolution of the House of Commons under sub-paragraph (3)(b), the Secretary of State must calculate what amount (if any) falls to be paid to each relevant authority as its share of the amount referred to in sub-paragraph (1).”

 

Page 37, line 37, leave out “regulations” and insert “local government finance report”

After Clause 4

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“National business rate policy changes: consultation

The Secretary of State may not make any changes to national business rate policy which impact on local business rate yields without first consulting with all interested parties.”

Schedule 4

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Page 59, line 43, at end insert—

“(8A) Before making regulations under sub-paragraph (8), the Secretary of State must consult with local authorities regarding any proposed requirements for schemes.”

 

Page 61, leave out lines 1 and 2

 

Page 62, leave out lines 14 to 19

Prepared 5th October 2012