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The Non-Domestic Rates (Levying) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

These Regulations make provision for the amount payable in certain circumstances as non-domestic rates in respect of non-domestic subjects in Scotland. The non-domestic rate for subjects not covered by these Regulations is fixed by order made under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1975. For the financial year 2018-2019, the rate is fixed by the Non-Domestic Rate (Scotland) Order 2018 (S.S.I. 2018/46).

The Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (Scotland) Regulations 2018

Sections 24 and 24A of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 (as substituted and inserted respectively by sections 154 and 155 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994) provide as to the rating of unoccupied property and of property partially unoccupied for a short time. Where property is completely unoccupied, no rates are payable except in the case of property falling within a class prescribed by regulations. Where property is partially unoccupied for a short time and the relevant rating authority requests the assessor to apportion the rateable value between the occupied and unoccupied parts, rates are only payable in respect of the value apportioned to the occupied part except in the case of property falling within a class prescribed by regulations.

The Non-Domestic Rates (Transitional Relief) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2018

These Regulations amend the Non-Domestic Rates (Transitional Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 (“the principal Regulations”).

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirement) (Prescription of Arrangement for Monitoring) Order 2018

Section 76 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (c. 10) (the 2012 Act), inserts section 212A in the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44). This provides that an alcohol abstinence and monitoring requirement can be imposed as part of a requirement of a community order or a suspended sentence order.

The Independent Educational Provision in England (Inspection Fees) and Independent School Standards (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations are made by way of powers in the Education and Skills Act 2008. Their purpose is to revoke and replace the Education (Independent Educational Provision in England) (Inspection Fees) Regulations 2009 (“the 2009 Regulations”) (S.I. 2009/1607), which have been the main piece of legislation in this area. In addition, these Regulations make amendments to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (2014/3283).

The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations amend the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/435; the “2013 Regulations”). The Regulations amend the legal aid fees that are payable to advocates in criminal proceedings under the advocates’ graduated fee scheme (“AGFS”), as set out in Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations. The Regulations make provision for advocates’ fees to be determined according to a new banding structure for criminal offences.

The Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (Prescribed Description) (England) Order 2018

This Order prescribes a description of a house in multiple occupation (“HMO”) to which Part 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) applies. Under section 61(1) of the Act every HMO to which Part 2 of the Act applies must be licensed unless it is subject to either a temporary exemption notice under section 62 of the Act or an interim or final management order under Chapter 1 of Part 4 of the Act.

The Social Security and Child Support (Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016) (Consequential Provision) Regulations 2018

These Regulations amend social security and child support regulations.

The Electronic Monitoring (Responsible Persons) Order 2018

Section 62(2B) of the Criminal Justice and Services Act 2000 (c. 43) provides that a person may not be made responsible for the monitoring of individuals under section 62 of that Act (Release on licence etc.: electronic monitoring conditions), unless they are of a description specified in an order by the Secretary of State.

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2018

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) received Royal Assent on 14th April 2016. Sections 47, 48 and 51 to 53 came into force on the following day.

The Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment of Schedule 6) Order 2018

This Order amends Part 3 of Schedule 6 to the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”).

The Financial Assistance Scheme (Increased Cap for Long Service) Regulations 2018

The Financial Assistance Scheme Regulations 2005 (S.I. 2005/1986) (“the FAS Regulations”) establish a financial assistance scheme (“the Scheme”), allowing for payments to be made to or in respect of certain members or former members of certain occupational pension schemes where the liabilities of the scheme to those members are unlikely to be satisfied in full.

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These Regulations amend regulation 61 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Benchmarks) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/135) (“the 2018 Regulations”). The 2018 Regulations implement parts of Regulation (EU) No 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (OJ L171, 29/06/2016 p.1) and amending Directive 2008/48/EC (OJ L133, 22/05/2008 p.66) and 2014/17/EU and Regulation (EU) No 596/2015 (OJ L173 12/06/2014 p.1).

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These Regulations implement parts of Regulation (EU) No 2016/1011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2016 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (OJ L171, 29/06/2016 p.1) and amending Directive 2008/48/EC (OJ L133, 22/05/2008 p.66) and 2014/17/EU and Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (OJ L173 12/06/2014 p.1) (“the EU Benchmarks Regulation 2016”).

Correction Slip

These Regulations amend the Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices) (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2613) (“the 2003 Regulations”) in relation to non-domestic rating demand notices only.

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These Rules set out the detailed procedures for the conduct of all company and personal insolvency proceedings in England and Wales under the Insolvency Act 1986 and otherwise give effect to that Act. These Rules supersede the Insolvency Rules 1986 (SI 1986/1925 as amended). Those Rules are revoked along with 29 amending Rules. These Rules give effect to amendments made to the Insolvency Act by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2011 (c.24), the Deregulation Act 2015 (c.20) and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (c.26).

The Policing and Crime Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2018

These Regulations make various amendments consequential on the Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3).

The Research and Development (Qualifying Bodies) (Tax) Order 2018

This Order provides that the bodies listed in column (1) of the Schedule to this Order are prescribed bodies for the purposes of Parts 3 and 13 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009. Parts 3 and 13 of that Act provide tax credits and reliefs respectively to a company in respect of qualifying expenditure incurred on research and development.

The Communications (Television Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations amend the Communications (Television Licensing) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 2004/692) by providing for increases in—

The Homelessness (Review Procedure etc.) Regulations 2018

The Housing Act 1996 (‘the Housing Act’) sets out, in Part 7, local housing authority functions in relation to persons who are homeless, or are threatened with homelessness.