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Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 63 (S.6)

The Personal Community Charge (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 1989

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1989 No. 63 (S.6)

COMMUNITY CHARGES, SCOTLAND
WATER SUPPLY, SCOTLAND

The Personal Community Charge (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 1989

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Made17th January 1989
Laid before Parliament19th January 1989
Coming into force9th February 1989

    The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 26(1) and 31(3) of, and paragraphs 1(6), 4(4), 6 and 10 of Schedule 1A to, the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987([1]) and those sections and paragraphs as read with paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to that Act([2]) and with the Community Water Charges (Scotland) Regulations 1988([3]) made under that paragraph 11, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:
    Citation and commencement
        1.    These Regulations may be cited as the Personal Community Charge (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 1989 and shall come into force on 9th February 1989.
    Interpretation
        2.    In these Regulations—
    "the Act" means the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987;
    "the 1944 Act" means the Education Act 1944([4]);
    "the 1980 Act" means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980([5]);
    "the 1986 Order" means the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986([6]);
    "educational establishment" means—
       (i) a university and any college, school, hall or other institution of a university;
       (ii) a central institution within the meaning of section 135(1) of the 1980 Act;
       (iii) a college of education within the meaning of section 135(1) of the 1980 Act;
       (iv) any other institution for the provision of further education in Scotland;
       (v) an establishment of further education in England or Wales maintained or assisted by a local education authority within the meaning of the 1944 Act or in receipt of grants made under regulations made under section 100 of that Act([7]);
         (vi) an institution within the P.C.F.C. funding sector;
         (vii) a college of education within the meaning of article 2(2) of the 1986 Order;
         (viii) an institution of further education in Northern Ireland provided by an Education and Library Board constituted in accordance with Schedule 1 to the 1986 Order;
         (ix) a theological college;
       (x) an institute of a Research Council established by Royal Charter under section 1 of the Science and Technology Act 1965([8]);
    "further education", in relation to Scotland, has the same meaning as in the 1980 Act, in relation to England and Wales, has the same meaning as in the 1944 Act and, in relation to Northern Ireland, has the same meaning as in article 5(c) of the 1986 Order;
    "institution within the P.C.F.C. funding sector" has the same meaning as in section 120(8) of the Education Reform Act 1988([9]);
    and any reference to a provision of the Act includes a reference to that provision as read with paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to the Act and the Community Water Charges (Scotland) Regulations 1988.
    Service prisoners
        3.—(1)  For the purposes of paragraph 1(6) of Schedule 1A to the Act (exemption of persons in detention from liability for the personal community charge and personal community water charge), a person is exempt if—
       (a) he is imprisoned, detained or in custody under the Army Act 1955([10]), the Air Force Act 1955([11]) or the Naval Discipline Act 1957([12]); and
       (b) the conditions mentioned in paragraph (2) below are fulfilled where they are applicable.

        2.    The conditions are that, where a person is in custody under arrest under any of the Acts mentioned in paragraph 1 above,—
       (a) he is not in custody under open arrest; and
       (b) the custody is for a continuous period exceeding 48 hours.
    Severely mentally impaired
    Amendment of paragraph 4(2) of Schedule 1A to the Act
        4.    Sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 4 of Schedule 1A to the Act([13]) (conditions for the severely mentally impaired being exempt from liability for the personal community charge and the personal community water charge) shall be amended in accordance with Schedule 1 to these Regulations.
    Revocation
        5.    The Personal Community Charge (Exemption for the Severely Mentally Impaired) (Scotland) Regulations 1988([14]) are hereby revoked.
    Persons resident during term time in England, Wales or Northern Ireland for purpose of undertaking a full-time course of education
    Determination of whether a person undertakes a full-time course of education
        6.—(1)  The following paragraphs shall apply for the purpose of determining whether a person is undertaking a full-time course of education for the purposes of paragraph 6 of Schedule 1A to the Act (exemption from liability for the personal community charge and personal commun ity water charge of person undertaking a full-time course of education and resident during term time in England, Wales or Northern Ireland for the purpose of undertaking that course).

        (2)  A person shall be treated as undertaking a full-time course of education if—
       (a) he enrols with an educational establishment providing a full-time course of education for the purpose of attending the course, and
       (b) he attends the course during the period ordinarily required for its completion, or during such other period for its completion as the educational establishment may allow in the circumstances of that person,
    and he continues to undertake the course during such a period notwithstanding that it may include periods which are not term time within the meaning of regulation 7 of these Regulations.

        (3)  A "full-time course of education" shall mean a course specified in Schedule 2 to these Regulations—
       (a) which is provided by an educational establishment, and
       (b) which a person undertaking the course is required by the educational establishment to attend for a period of at least 24 weeks within each academic year of the establishment required to complete the course, and
       (c) in respect of which, in the opinion of the educational establishment, a person would ordinarily require to undertake periods of study or tuition (including any periods of industrial, professional or commercial experience associated with the course which he requires to undertake to complete the course) which amount, in the aggregate, to an average of at least 21 hours a week during the period mentioned in subparagraph (b) above,
    but does not include any such course leading to a qualification for registration in any of the parts of the Register maintained by the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting under section 10 of the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979([15]), unless that course is provided by an educational establishment within paragraph (i), (ii), (iii), (v) or (vi) of the definition of "educational establishment" in regulation 2 of these Regulations.
    Meaning of term time
        7.    For the purposes of paragraph 6 of Schedule 1A to the Act, "term time" shall mean any period in the academic year of an educational establishment during which a person undertaking a full-time course of education is required by the educational establishment providing the course to attend the course at such place or places as the educational establishment may specify or approve.
    Care workers
    Conditions for exemption
        8.—(1)  For the purposes of paragraph 10 of Schedule 1A to the Act (exemption from liability to pay the personal community charge and personal community water charge of persons employed to provide care or support (or both) to other persons, if prescribed conditions are fulfilled) the conditions to be fulfilled are prescribed in paragraph (2) below.

        (2)  The conditions are—
       (a) that the person is employed to provide care or support (or both) to another person or other persons—
         (i) by a body established for charitable purposes only, or
         (ii) by a person or other body as a result of being introduced to that person or other body by a body established for charitable purposes only;
       (b) that he is so employed under a contract of employment in terms of which—
         (i) he is required to provide such care or support (or both) for a period of at least 24 hours per week;
         (ii) his salary or wages do not exceed £25 per week; and
         (iii) he is required to be resident in premises provided in connection with his employment; and
       (c) that he is so resident.

        (3)  In this regulation "charitable" shall be construed in the same way as if it were contained in the Income Tax Acts.



Ian Lang

Minister of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew's House, Edinburgh

17th January 1989





Notes:

[1] 1987 c. 47; section 26(1) contains a definition of "prescribed" relevant to the exercise of the statutory powers under which these Regulations are made; Schedule 1A was inserted by the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (c. 41), Schedule 12, paragraph 35.

[2] Paragraph 11 was amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1988, Schedule 12, paragraph 38.

[3] S.I. 1988/1538

[4] 1944 c. 31

[5] 1980 c. 44

[6] S.I. 1986/594 (N.I.3).

[7] Section 100 was amended by S.I. 1964/490, article 3(2)(a), the Local Government Act 1958 (c. 55), Schedule 8, paragraphs 16(2) and 35 and Schedule 9, Part II, the Education Act 1962 (c. 12), Schedule 2, and the Education Act 1980 (c. 20), Schedule 7.

[8] 1965 c. 4; section 1 was amended by the Nature Conservancy Council Act 1973 (c. 54), Schedule 4.

[9] 1988 c. 40

[10] 1955 c. 18

[11] 1955 c. 19

[12] 1957 c. 53

[13] Sub-paragraph (2) was amended by the Personal Community Charge (Exemption for the Severely Mentally Impaired) (Scotland) Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/1541) which are revoked by regulation 5.

[14] S.I. 1988/1541

[15] 1979 c. 36; the parts of the register maintained under section 10 are specified in Schedule 1 to the Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors (Parts of the Register) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/667).

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