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The Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Amendment of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

4.  In regulation 87(2) of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 (expected hours)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a)(i) after “responsible carer” insert “(subject to the following sub-paragraphs)”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)where the claimant is a responsible carer of a child who has not yet reached compulsory school age, the number of hours that the Department considers is compatible with those caring responsibilities;; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (b) after “a child” insert “who has reached compulsory school age but who is”.

Consequential, transitional and savings provisions

5.—(1) Schedule 1 contains amendments to secondary legislation as a consequence of the amendments made by these Regulations.

(2) Schedule 2 contains transitional and savings provisions.

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