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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (Commencement No. 8 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2017

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Day appointed for commencement of provisions relating to claimant responsibilities with respect to employment and support allowance and jobseeker’s allowance, and transitional provisions

9.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)Article 50(3) of the 2015 Order and Article 50(1) of the 2015 Order in so far as it relates to Article 50(3) (claimant commitment for jobseeker’s allowance);

(b)Article 55(2) to (5) of the 2015 Order and Article 55(1) of the 2015 Order in so far as it relates to those provisions (claimant responsibilities for jobseeker’s allowance);

(c)Article 60(2) of the 2015 Order and Article 60(1) of the 2015 Order in so far as it relates to that provision (claimant commitment for employment and support allowance);

(d)Article 63(2), (4), (5) and (8) of the 2015 Order and Article 63(1) of the 2015 Order in so far as it relates to those provisions (claimant responsibilities for employment and support allowance);

(e)the repeals in Part 4 of Schedule 12 to the 2015 Order (jobseeker’s allowance: responsibilities after introduction of universal credit); and

(f)the repeals in Part 5 of Schedule 12 to the 2015 Order (employment and support allowance: responsibilities after introduction of universal credit),

in so far as they are not already in force, is, in relation to a particular case, the day on which the amending provisions come into force, under any secondary legislation, in relation to that case.

(2) Where, under any secondary legislation, in relation to a new style JSA award, the 1995 Order applies as though the amending provisions had not come into force, then, with effect from the day on which the 1995 Order so applies, the 1995 Order, the 1992 Act and the 1998 Order are to apply in relation to the award as though the provisions referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) and (e) had not come into force.

(3) Where, under any secondary legislation, in relation to a new style ESA award, Part 1 of the 2007 Act applies as though the amending provisions had not come into force, then, with effect from the day on which Part 1 of the 2007 Act so applies, Part 1 of the 2007 Act and the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 are to apply in relation to the award as though the provisions referred to in paragraph (1)(c), (d) and (f) had not come into force.

(4) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) to (3), “secondary legislation” means an order or regulation made under an Act or Order in Council.

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