[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 45, Issue 1

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Mon Sep 6 09:10:29 EDT 2010

David Grellscheid said:

> The calendar-change legislation took care of that by moving the end date

> of the tax year from the traditional quarter-day of March 25th to April 6th.


> Sadly, there was no Hansard yet to record the moment when the Lords

> realised they would lose 12 days worth of rent otherwise.

Actually, if you read the legislation you can see that it made a careful
effort to distinguish between things that happened after a period and
things that happened on a named date, with the correct treatment for each.

* Courts, councils, elections, and other events that are held on a named
date stay on that named date.
* Courts, councils, etc. that are held on a date defined relative to Easter
follow the new Easter algorithm.
* Just about everything else stays on the same natural day as it would
otherwise have; in particular, fairs, markets, courts that are normally
tied to them, certain specific courts, common land openings and closings,
due dates of payments, birthdays, ....

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