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The Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Amendment to the Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) Regulations

2.—(1) The Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 3(3)(2) (broad rental market area determinations and local housing allowance determinations) for sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(b)for all other purposes —

(i)on the next 1st April following the day on which the determination is made; or

(ii)where the next 1st April is within 11 months beginning with the date on which the determination is made, on the next 1st April after that..

(3) In the Schedule (broad rental market area determinations and local housing allowance determinations)—

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

(i)in sub-paragraph (3)(a)(3) for “determined for that category of dwelling on 30th January 2015” substitute “last determined for that category of dwelling”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3A)(4)—

(aa)in paragraph (a) for “determined for that category of dwelling on 30th January 2015” substitute “last determined for that category of dwelling”;

(bb)for the table in paragraph (b) substitute—

(1) Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule(2) Maximum local housing allowance for that category of dwelling
Paragraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)£268.46
Paragraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)£268.46
Paragraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)£311.40
Paragraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)£365.09
Paragraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)£429.53

(b)for the table in paragraph 5A(5) substitute—

(1) Broad rental market area(2) Category of dwelling as defined in the following paragraphs of this Schedule
BRMA1 – SouthParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BRMA1 – SouthParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BRMA1 – SouthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BRMA1 – SouthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BRMA2 – NorthParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BRMA2 – NorthParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BRMA3 – Lough Neagh LowerParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BRMA3 – Lough Neagh LowerParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedroom)
BRMA3 – Lough Neagh LowerParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BRMA3 – Lough Neagh LowerParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BRMA4 – North WestParagraph 1(1)(a) (one bedroom, shared accommodation)
BRMA4 – North WestParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BRMA4 – North WestParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedrooms)
BRMA6 – South EastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BRMA6 – South EastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
BRMA8 – BelfastParagraph 1(1)(b) (one bedroom, exclusive use)
BRMA8 – BelfastParagraph 1(1)(c) (two bedroom)
BRMA8 – BelfastParagraph 1(1)(d) (three bedrooms)
BRMA8 – BelfastParagraph 1(1)(e) (four bedrooms)
(1)

S.R. 2008 No. 100; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2012 No. 157, S.R. 2016 No.6 and S.R. 2017 No. 9

(2)

Paragraph (3) was substituted by regulation 2(3)(c) of S.R. 2012 No. 157

(3)

Sub-paragraph (3) was substituted by regulation 2(a)(ii) of S.R. 2016 No. 6 and amended by regulation 2(3)(a)(ii) of S.R. 2017 No. 9

(4)

Sub-paragraph (3A) was inserted by regulation 2(3)(a)(iii) of S.R. 2017 No. 9

(5)

Paragraph 5A was inserted by regulation 2(3)(b) of S.R. 2017 No. 9

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