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The Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and come into operation on 28th January 2016.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) Regulations

2.  In the Schedule to the Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(2) (broad rental market area determinations and local housing allowance determinations)—

(a)in paragraph 2(3) (local housing allowance for category of dwelling in paragraph 1)—

(i)omit sub-paragraph (2) and (9)(4);

(ii)for sub-paragraph (3) substitute—

(3) For all broad rental market areas the local housing allowance for a category of dwelling is—

(a)the local housing allowance determined for that category of dwelling on 30th January 2015 (or, where the determination is amended under regulation 14F of the Housing Benefit Regulations(5) the allowance provided for in the amended determination); or

(b)the rent at the 30th percentile determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (4) to (8), where that rent is lower than the allowance referred to in paragraph (a),; and

(b)omit paragraph 6(6).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 15th January 2016

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

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