The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2022/48

2022 No. 48

Rating And Valuation

The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

Made 8th February 2022

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 10th February 2022

Coming into force 1st April 2022

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the power conferred by section 153 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 19941and all other powers enabling them to do so.

1 General

PART 1

General

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and come into force on 1 April 2022.

2 Levying Regulations

PART 2

Levying Regulations

S-2 Interpretation of Part 2

Interpretation of Part 2

2. In this Part—

the 1962 Act” means the Local Government (Financial Provisions etc.) (Scotland) Act 19622,

the 1966 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 19663,

the 1975 Act” means the Local Government (Scotland) Act 19754,

the 1997 Act” means the Local Government and Rating Act 19975,

“cumulative rateable value” means the total rateable value of all lands and heritages which an individual ratepayer is either—

(a) entitled to occupy, whether they are occupied or not, or

(b) actually in occupation of, whether entitled to or not,

or both, but excluding the rateable value of any such lands and heritages in respect of which the rates payable are being remitted by virtue of regulation 2 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Reverse Vending Machine Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 20206,

“lands and heritages” has the meaning prescribed by and under section 42 of the Lands Valuation (Scotland) Act 18547,

“part residential subjects” has the meaning prescribed by and under section 99(1) of the Local Government Finance Act 19928,

“payday lending” means, in the course of a business involving lending, the making of, or advertising the availability of, loan agreements in relation to which the credit provided is to be repaid or substantially repaid over a period that does not exceed 12 months and being loan agreements with an annual percentage rate of interest equal to or exceeding 100%,

“rateable value”, in relation to lands and heritages and a particular date, means—

(a) in the case of part residential subjects, the rateable value entered in the roll for that date and apportioned to the non-residential use of those subjects, and

(b) in any other case, the rateable value entered in the roll for that date in respect of those lands and heritages,

and includes a rateable value so entered with retrospective effect,

“rates” means non-domestic rates levied under section 7B of the 1975 Act9, and

“the roll” means a valuation roll made up under section 1 of the 1975 Act10.

S-3 Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value of £18,000 or less

Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value of £18,000 or less

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (5), this regulation grants relief to a person who is liable to pay rates in respect of lands and heritages on a day in the relevant year where they have—

(a)

(a) a rateable value of £18,000 or less, and

(b)

(b) a cumulative rateable value not exceeding £35,000.

(2) The relevant year for the purposes of this regulation is the financial year 2022-2023.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), where the cumulative rateable value of lands and heritages falls within one of the ranges specified in column 1 (cumulative rateable value range) of the table below, the amount of rates payable is to be reduced by the percentage specified in the corresponding entry in column 2 (percentage of rate relief).

Cumulative rateable value range

Percentage of rate relief

£15,000 or less

100%

£15,001 to £18,000

25%

£18,001 to £35,000

25% on each individual property with a rateable value of £18,000 or less

(4) The amount of rate relief calculated under paragraph (3) is to be reduced by the amount of any—

(a)

(a) reduction by virtue of one or more of the following enactments—

(i) section 4(2) of the 1962 Act11,

(ii) section 4(5)(c) of the 1962 Act12,

(iii) section 24A of the 1966 Act13,

(iv) section 4 or 5 of the Rating (Disabled Persons) Act 197814,

(v) paragraph 3(1) of schedule 2 of the 1997 Act15, or

(b)

(b) determination in accordance with sections 6(1) and 7B(2) of the Valuation and Rating (Scotland) Act 195616,

but only to the extent that the amount of such rate relief is reduced to nil.

(5) No rate relief is granted in consequence of paragraph (1)—

(a)

(a) if the rates payable in respect of the lands and heritages are being reduced by virtue of section 24(3) (unoccupied lands and heritages) of the 1966 Act17, or

(b)

(b) in respect of lands and heritages used for payday lending.

S-4 Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value exceeding £51,000, but not exceeding £95,000

Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value exceeding £51,000, but not exceeding £95,000

4.—(1) This regulation applies to lands and heritages on any day in the relevant year when they have a rateable value exceeding £51,000, but not exceeding £95,000.

(2) The relevant year for the purposes of this regulation is the financial year 2022-2023.

(3) The additional amount payable as rates under this Part of these Regulations in respect of lands and heritages for a day in the relevant year on which this regulation applies to them is to be calculated in accordance with the formula—

Where—

AARP is the additional amount of rates payable,

RV is the rateable value of the lands and heritages on that day,

S is the additional factor of 0.013, and

D is the number of days in the relevant year.

(4) No additional amount is payable under paragraph (3) for—

(a)

(a) a day on which relief under regulation 7 (amount payable as rates) of the Non-Domestic Rates (Transitional Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 201718has effect in respect of the lands and heritages in question, or

(b)

(b) a day on which—

(i) regulation 10 (relief granted – lands and heritages in respect of which a relevant increase has been made within the previous 12 months) of the Non-Domestic Rates (Relief for New and Improved Properties) (Scotland) Regulations 202219grants relief in respect of the lands and heritages in question, and

(ii) the rateable value of those lands and heritages, minus the reference amount within the meaning of paragraph (2)(b) of that regulation, does not exceed £51,000.

S-5 Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value exceeding £95,000

Amount payable as rates – lands and heritages with rateable value exceeding £95,000

5.—(1) This regulation applies to lands and heritages on any day in the relevant year when they have a rateable value exceeding £95,000.

(2) The relevant year for the purposes of this regulation is the financial year 2022-2023.

(3) The additional amount payable as rates under this Part of these Regulations in respect of lands and heritages for a day in the relevant year on which this regulation applies to them is to be calculated in accordance with the formula—

Where—

AARP is the additional amount of rates payable,

RV is the rateable value of the lands and heritages on that day,

S is the additional factor of 0.026, and

D is the number of days in the relevant year.

(4) No additional amount is payable under paragraph (3) for a day on which relief under regulation 7 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Transitional Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 has effect in respect of the lands and heritages in question.

(5) Paragraph (6) applies for a day on which—

(a)

(a) regulation 10 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Relief for New and Improved Properties) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 grants relief in respect of the lands and heritages in question, and

(b)

(b) the rateable value of those lands and heritages, minus the reference amount within the meaning of paragraph (2)(b) of that regulation, does not exceed £95,000.

(6) If the rateable value minus the reference amount, as described in paragraph (5)(b)—

(a)

(a) does not exceed £95,000, but exceeds £51,000, the additional amount payable under paragraph (3) is to be calculated using an additional factor of 0.013 instead of 0.026,

(b)

(b) does not exceed £51,000, no additional amount is payable under paragraph (3).

S-6 Exemptions and discretionary reductions and remissions

Exemptions and discretionary reductions and remissions

6. Nothing in this Part of these Regulations—

(a) requires rates to be paid in respect of lands and heritages for any day where those lands and heritages are under any enactment entirely exempt from rates for that day, or

(b) prejudices the power of a rating authority to grant a reduction or remission of rates under section 3A or 4(5) of the 1962 Act20or paragraph 4 of schedule 2 of the 1997 Act21.

S-7 Revocation and saving

Revocation and saving

7.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), regulations 2 to 7 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 202122are revoked.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) affects the continuing operation of regulations 2 to 7 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Levying and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 as regards the financial year 2021-2022.

3 Miscellaneous Non-Domestic Rating Amendments

PART 3

Miscellaneous Non-Domestic Rating Amendments

S-8 Amendment of the Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2016

Amendment of the Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 2016

8.—(1) The Non-Domestic Rates (Enterprise Areas) (Scotland) Regulations 201623are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3 (lands and heritages in enterprise areas), for “2022” substitute “2023”.

S-9 Amendment of the Non-Domestic Rates (Telecommunication Installations) (Scotland) Regulations 2016

Amendment of the Non-Domestic Rates (Telecommunication Installations) (Scotland) Regulations 2016

9.—(1) The Non-Domestic Rates (Telecommunication Installations)...

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