The Business Improvement Districts (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Document Number:2014 No. 3199
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 27/12/2014
 
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Statutory Instruments

Local Government, England

Made

1 st December 2014

Laid before Parliament

4 th December 2014

Coming into force

27 th December 2014

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 42 , 55(1) and (2)(e) and 123(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 2003(1).

Citation, commencement and application

  1.   (1)  These Regulations may be cited as the Business Improvement Districts (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 and come into force on 27 th December 2014.

    (2) These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

    Amendment of the Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004

  2.   (1)  The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004(2) are amended as follows.

    (2) In regulation 6 (ballot holder)—

    (a) at the beginning of paragraph (1) , insert “Subject to paragraph (1 A) ,”;

    (b) after paragraph (1) , insert—

    “(1 A) Where the relevant billing authority is the Common Council of the City of London—

    (a) paragraph (1) shall not apply; and

    (b) the ballot holder shall be the town clerk.”;

    (c) after paragraph (2) , insert—

    “(3) In this regulation “town clerk” has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the City of London (Various Powers) Act 1957(3).”.

    (3) In paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 , after “regulation 6(1)” insert “and 6(1 A)”.

    Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

    Penny Mordaunt

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

    Department for Communities and Local Government

    1 st December 2014

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    Part 4 of the Local Government Act 2003 provides for the establishment of Business Improvement Districts. These are areas within which projects specified in the Business Improvement District arrangements are to be carried out for the benefit of that district or those who live, work or carry on any activity there. Those projects are to be financed (in whole or in part) by a Business Improvement District levy imposed on the non-domestic ratepayers, or a class of such ratepayers in the district. A Business Improvement District may only be established where those entitled to vote approve the Business Improvement District proposals.

    The Business Improvement Districts (England) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/2443) (“the 2004 Regulations”) provide...

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