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Part 1

Capital finance etc and accounts

Chapter 1

Capital finance etc


      1        Power to borrow

      2        Control of borrowing

      3        Duty to determine affordable borrowing limit

      4        Imposition of borrowing limits

      5        Temporary borrowing

      6        Protection of lenders

Credit arrangements

      7        “Credit arrangements”

      8        Control of credit arrangements

Capital receipts

      9        “Capital receipt”

      10        Non-money receipts

      11        Use of capital receipts


      12        Power to invest


      13        Security for money borrowed etc

      14        Information

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      15        Guidance

      16        “Capital expenditure”

      17        External funds

      18        Local authority companies etc

      19        Application to parish and community councils

      20        Directions

Chapter 2


      21        Accounting practices

      22        “Revenue account”

Chapter 3


      23        “Local authority”

      24        Wales

Part 2

Financial administration

      25        Budget calculations: report on robustness of estimates etc

      26        Minimum reserves

      27        Budget calculations: report on inadequacy of controlled reserve

      28        Budget monitoring: general

      29        Budget monitoring: Greater London Authority

      30        Authorisation of agreements during the prohibition period

Part 3

Grants etc

Chapter 1

Expenditure grant

      31        Power to pay grant

      32        Application to Greater London Authority

      33        Interpretation of Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Other grants etc

      34        Best value grant: parishes

      35        Best value grant: communities

      36        Grants in connection with designation for service excellence

      37        Emergency financial assistance to combined fire authorities

      38        Loans by Public Works Loan Commissioners


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      39        Payments towards local authority indebtedness

      40        Local government finance reports: Wales

Part 4

Business improvement districts

BID arrangements

      41        Arrangements with respect to business improvement districts

      42        Joint arrangements

      43        Additional contributions and action

      44        Duty to comply with arrangements

BID levy

      45        BID levy

      46        Liability for BID levy

Administration etc

      47        BID Revenue Account

      48        Administration of BID levy etc


      49        BID proposals

      50        Approval in ballot

      51        Power of veto

      52        Appeal against veto

      53        Commencement of BID arrangements


      54        Duration of BID arrangements etc

      55        Regulations about ballots

      56        Power to make further provision

      57        Crown application

      58        Wales

      59        Interpretation of Part 4

Part 5

Non-domestic rates

      60        Submission of proposed rating lists

      61        Small business relief

      62        Calculation of non-domestic rating multiplier

      63        Rural settlement lists etc

      64        Transitional relief

      65        Rating of meters

      66        Exemptions for agricultural buildings

      67        Exemption for places of religious worship

      68        Removal of power to prescribe rateable values


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      69        Local retention of rates

      70        Adjustments for hardship relief

      71        Provision of information

      72        Interpretation of Part 5

Part 6

Council tax

Liability and amount of tax

      73        Exception of students from joint and several liability

      74        Second and empty homes: England

      75        Billing authority’s power to reduce amount of tax payable

Valuation lists and bands

      76        Statutory revaluation cycle

      77        Power to change number of valuation bands

      78        Transitional arrangements


      79        Amendments relating to distress

      80        Charging orders: aggregation

      81        Quashing of liability orders


      82        Major precepting authorities: combined fire authorities

      83        Amendment of section 67 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992

      84        Vacant dwellings: use of information obtained for council tax purposes

      85        Repeal of section 31 of the Local Government Act 1999

Part 7

Housing finance etc

      86        Housing strategies and statements

      87        Housing Revenue Account business plans

      88        Housing Revenue Account subsidy: payment and calculation

      89        Housing Revenue Account subsidy: negative amounts

      90        Housing Revenue Accounts etc: adaptation of enactments

      91        Local housing authority houses: rents


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Part 8

Miscellaneous and general

Chapter 1


Charging and trading

      92        Power to charge for discretionary services

      93        Power to disapply section 92(1)

      94        Power to trade in function-related activities through a company

      95        Regulation of trading powers

      96        Power to modify enactments in connection with charging or trading

      97        Procedure for orders under section 96

Performance categories

      98        Categorisation of English local authorities by reference to performance

      99        Exercise of powers by reference to authorities’ performance categories


      100        Staff transfer matters: general

      101        Staff transfer matters: pensions

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      102        Power to change date of elections in England

      103        Power to change date of elections in Wales

Valuation Tribunal Service

      104        The Valuation Tribunal Service

      105        Transfer to Service of property, rights and liabilities

Audit Commission

      106        Auditors’ public interest reports: time allowed for consideration

      107        Auditors’ public interest reports: publicity

      108        Registered social landlords

      109        Financial year

      110        Delegation


      111        Standards Board for England: delegation

      112        Standards committees and monitoring officers: delegation

      113        Paid time off for councillors not to be political donation

      114        Overview and scrutiny committees: voting rights of co-opted members

      115        Local polls

      116        Generally accepted accounting practice: power to amend enactments

      117        Appropriate sum under section 137(4) of the Local Government Act 1972


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      118        Use of fixed penalties paid for litter and dog-fouling offences

      119        Fire brigade establishment schemes: removal of Secretary of State’s functions

      120        Repeal of prohibition on promotion of homosexuality

Chapter 2


      121        Orders and regulations

      122        General interpretation

      123        Application to Isles of Scilly

      124        Financial provisions

      125        Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      126        Commencement

      127        Short title and extent

                  Schedule 1                                         Capital finance: parish and community councils and charter


                  Schedule 2                                         Welsh local government finance reports

                  Schedule 3                                         Amendment of powers exercisable in relation to local


                  Schedule 4                                         The Valuation Tribunal Service

                  Schedule 5                                         Transfer schemes: further provision

                  Schedule 6                                         Minor and consequential amendments

                  Schedule 7                                         Repeals and revocations

                  Part 1                    —                     Repeals

                  Part 2                    —                     Revocations


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