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The Social Security (Housing Costs Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

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2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2), subject to regulation 6 (saving provision).

(2) In Schedule 3(2) (housing costs)—

(a)in paragraph 1(2)(3) (housing costs) omit the definition of “existing housing costs” and “new housing costs”;

(b)omit paragraph 6(4) (existing housing costs);

(c)omit paragraph 7(5) (transitional protection);

(d)in paragraph 8 (new housing costs)—

(i)for the heading substitute “Housing costs”,

(ii)in sub-paragraphs (1)(6) and (1A)(7) omit “new”, and

(iii)omit sub-paragraphs (2)(8) to (5);

(e)in paragraph 9 (general exclusions from paragraphs 6 and 8)—

(i)in the heading for “paragraphs 6 and 8” substitute “paragraph 8”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1) for “Paragraphs 6 and 8” substitute “Paragraph 8”;

(f)in paragraph 10(9) (the calculation for loans) for “existing housing costs or, as the case may be, new housing costs” substitute “housing costs”;

(g)in paragraph 11 (general provisions applying to new and existing housing costs)—

(i)in the heading omit “new and existing”, and

(ii)omit sub-paragraphs (2) and (3)(10);

(h)in paragraph 13(9) (excessive housing costs) for “paragraphs 6 and 8” substitute “paragraph 8”; and

(i)in paragraph 14 (linking rule)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (3AA)(a)(11) for “paragraph 6(1) or 8(1) (existing and new housing costs)” substitute “paragraph 8(1) (housing costs)”,

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (9)(a)(12), and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (13)(13) omit “6(1)(a), 6(1)(b) or”.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1995 Nos. 301 and 434, S.R. 1996 No. 199, S.R. 1997 No. 435, S.R. 1998 No. 324, S.R. 1999 No. 315, S.R. 2001 Nos. 78 and 406, S.R. 2002 No. 128, S.R. 2004 No. 461, S.R. 2006 No. 359 and S.R. 2008 Nos. 286 and 503

(2)

Schedule 3 was substituted by Schedule 1 to S.R. 1995 No. 301 and modified in relation to certain cases by regulation 9 of S.R. 2008 No. 503; S.R. 2008 No. 503 is revoked by regulation 5(1) of these Regulations subject to regulation 5(2) and regulation 6 (savings)

(3)

Paragraph 1(2) was amended by regulation 2(3)(a)(i) of S.R. 1995 No. 434 and regulation 2(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 461

(4)

Paragraph 6 was amended by regulation 2(3)(d) of S.R. 1995 No. 434, regulation 2(3) and (4) of S.R. 1997 No. 435 and regulation 12(11)(d) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

(5)

Paragraph 7 was amended by regulation 2(3)(e) of S.R. 1995 No. 434, regulation 8(4)(a) of S.R. 1998 No. 324 and regulation 5(6)(b) and (7)(c) of S.R. 2006 No. 359

(6)

Sub-paragraph (1) was amended by regulation 2(3)(f)(i) of S.R. 1995 No. 434

(7)

Sub-paragraph (1A) was inserted by regulation 2(3)(f)(ii) of S.R. 1995 No. 434 and amended by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 1997 No. 435

(8)

Sub-paragraph (2)(a) was substituted by regulation 24(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 199

(9)

Paragraph 10 was substituted by regulation 2(1) of S.R. 2001 No. 406 and amended by regulation 2(b) of S.R. 2004 No. 461

(10)

Sub-paragraph (3) was amended by regulation 2(3)(g)(ii) of S.R. 1995 No. 434

(11)

Sub-paragraph (3AA) was inserted by regulation 2(1)(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 315 and amended by regulation 5(6)(b) of S.R. 2006 No. 359

(12)

Sub-paragraph (9)(a) was amended by regulation 2(3)(i)(vi) of S.R. 1995 No. 434

(13)

Sub-paragraph (13) was added by regulation 6(c) of S.R. 2001 No. 78 and amended by regulation 5 of S. R. 2002 No. 128

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