The Local Government (Rates Support Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

Document Number:2011 No. 375
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 25/10/2011
 
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Statutory Rules of Northern IrelandLocal GovernmentLaid before the Assembly in draftMade25 th October 2011Coming into operation1 st November 2011The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 27 of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011(1).In accordance with section 44(1) of that Act, the Department has consulted councils, such associations representative of councils, such associations representative of officers of councils and such other persons or bodies as appear to the Department to be appropriate.Citation and commencement1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Local Government (Rates Support Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and shall come into operation on 1 st November 2011.Interpretation2.—(1) In these Regulations—“employment deprivation scores” means the Employment Deprivation Domain scores contained in the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 , published by the Department of Finance and Personnel(2);“expenditure” means net expenditure (excluding depreciation and bank interest) averaged over the latest three financial years, provided by councils;“gross penny rate product” means the income that may be raised from one penny of district rates on rateable and derated properties, as determined by the Department on the basis of data provided by the Department of Finance and Personnel;“income deprivation scores” means the Income Deprivation Domain scores contained in the Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure 2010 , published by the Department of Finance and Personnel;“population” means the population determined by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the basis of mid-year home population estimates for local government districts, and provided by the Department of Finance and Personnel to the Department;“population density” means the mid-year home population estimates per kilometre squared, provided by the Department of Finance and Personnel;“private household data” means the number of households within each local government district provided by either the Department of Finance and Personnel or the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;“tourist bed-nights” means the number of tourists staying in Northern Ireland overnight but excluding Northern Ireland residents, provided by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board; and“travel to work data” means employment statistics, based on census of employment and labour force surveys, provided by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.(2) With the exception of the definitions set out in paragraph (1) , expressions used in these Regulations shall have the same meaning as in the Best Value Accounting Code of Practice: 2010/2011(3) published by the Chartered Institute of Public...

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