Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

25 March 2019

SL(5)383 – The Council Tax (Additional Provisions for Discount Disregards) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2019

Procedure: Negative

Certain people are disregarded when determining whether a dwelling is subject to a discount on the amount of council tax which is payable. The classes of people who are disregarded are set out in Schedule 1 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992, and the Council Tax (Additional Provisions for Discount Disregards) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/552) (the “1992 Regulations”).

These Regulations amend the 1992 Regulations, to add eligible care leavers to the category of people to be disregarded for the purposes of calculating council tax.

Regulation 2 of these Regulations inserts a new regulation 4 and 5 into the 1992 Regulations (and amends the current regulation 3 so that it only applies to England). The new provisions prescribe the classes of people who are disregarded when determining whether a dwelling in Wales is subject to a discount. Classes A-F replicate the descriptions and conditions in the equivalent classes for dwellings in England, and a new Class G (care leavers who are under the age of 25) has been added which is only relevant to dwellings in Wales.

Parent Act: Local Government Finance Act 1992

Date Made: 04 March 2019

Date Laid: 05 March 2019

Coming into force date: 01 April 2019

SL(5)397 – The Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Procedure: Negative

These Regulations amend the Local Authority Fostering Services (Wales) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/1339 (W. 261)) (“the 2018 Regulations”).

Regulation 2(a) amends regulation 7 of the 2018 Regulations in order to allow a local authority provider to appoint an officer from another local authority to be responsible for the management of the fostering service.

Regulation 2(b) makes an amendment to the Welsh text of regulation 10 of the 2018 Regulations, to effect equivalence with the English text. 

Regulation 2(c) makes an amendment to the English text of regulation 11 of the 2018 Regulations, to effect equivalence with the Welsh text.

Regulation 2(d) amends regulation 26 of the 2018 Regulations to specify that the reference in that regulation to health and development is changed to physical, mental and emotional health and development. 

Regulation 2(e) amends regulation 29 of the 2018 Regulations so that 1 April 2022 is substituted as the date from which local authority providers may only employ a person to manage the local authority fostering service if that person is registered as a social care manager with Social Care Wales. 

The changes made by regulations 2(c) and (d) respond to reporting points identified by this Committee in its report on the 2018 Regulations.

 

Parent Act: Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Date Made: 12 March 2019

Date Laid: 13 March 2019

Coming into force date: 29 April 2019


SL(5)400 – The Civil Enforcement Of Parking Contraventions (County Of Monmouthshire) Designation Order 2019

Procedure: Negative

This Order designates the area described in the Schedule to this Order as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions and a special enforcement area for the purposes of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. This Order enables Monmouthshire County Council to enforce parking contraventions within the area described in the Schedule to this Order through a civil law regime, as opposed to enforcement by police or traffic wardens in a criminal law context.

Parent Act: Traffic Management Act 2004

Date Made: 13 March 2019

Date Laid: 14 March 2019

Coming into force date: 08 April 2019

SL(5)401 – The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (County Borough of Caerphilly) Designation Order 2019

Procedure: Negative

This Order designates the area described in the Schedule to this Order as a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions and a special enforcement area for the purposes of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. This Order enables Caerphilly County Borough Council to enforce parking contraventions within the area described in the Schedule to this Order through a civil law regime, as opposed to enforcement by police or traffic wardens in a criminal law context.

Parent Act: Traffic Management Act 2004

Date Made: 13 March 2019

Date Laid: 14 March 2019

Coming into force date: 08 April 2019