Local Government (Financial Provisions) (No. 2) Act, 1983

Local authorities enabled to make certain charges.

2.—(1) Subject to section 4 of this Act, any existing enactment which requires or enables a local authority to provide a service but which, apart from this subsection, does not empower the authority to charge for the provision of the service shall be deemed so to empower that authority.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall have effect as regards an enactment notwithstanding the inclusion in the enactment of a provision which either precludes a local authority from charging for the provision of a service or requires that a service be provided by such an authority free of charge.

(3) Subject to section 4 of this Act, notwithstanding any provision in any existing enactment whereby there is specified—

(a) the amount of the charge which may be made by a local authority in respect of a service which the authority is required or enabled to provide, or

(b) an amount which a charge described in paragraph (a) of this subsection is not to exceed,

the local authority may make a charge which exceeds the amount so specified, and any charge made by virtue of this subsection shall for all purposes be deemed to have been duly made under the enactment.