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The Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

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Employment and support allowance: work related activity component

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9.—(1) Part 1 of the 2007 Act (employment and support allowance) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 2 (amount of contributory allowance)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), omit “or the work-related activity component”;

(b)omit subsection (3);

(c)in subsection (4), in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), omit “or (3)”.

(3) Section 4 (amount of income-related allowance)—

(a)in subsection (2)(b), omit “or the work-related activity component”;

(b)omit subsection (5);

(c)in subsection (6), in each of paragraphs (a), (b) and (c), omit “or (5)”.

(4) The Department may by regulations make such transitional or transitory provision or savings as the Department considers necessary or expedient in connection with the coming into force of paragraphs (1) to (3).

(5) Regulations under paragraph (4) may in particular make provision about including a work-related activity component in an award of employment and support allowance that is converted under paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 to the 2007 Act from an award of incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance or income support after the coming into force of paragraphs (1) to (3).

(6) Regulations under this Article are subject to negative resolution.

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