Finance: Section 137

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1/3/2017 - SECTION 137 VALUE TO 31/03/18


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Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 enables local councils to spend a limited amount of money for purposes for which they have no other specific statutory expenditure. It is however, limited in a number of ways. All community councils in Wales have the Power of Well-Being (see paragraph 21 below) but expenditure incurred in the exercise of that power is subject to the financial limit in section 137 (see paragraph 14 below). Although not possible with s.137, expenditure incurred by a community council exercising the power of well-being can be used to benefit an individual. Also section 137 cannot be used by a parish council in England that is eligible to exercise the General Power of Competence except to donate money to certain charities and appeals (Section 137(3)).