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The Education and Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Education and Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 6th November 2000.

(2) In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Education and Training (Scotland) Regulations 2000(1).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In regulation 1(2)–

(a)there shall be deleted the word “and” where it appears after the definition of “learning account holder”; and

(b)there shall be added at the end–

  • ; and

  • “the 1992 Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2)..

(3) For regulation 7(3) there shall be substituted the following:–

(3) In addition to the grants specified in paragraph (1), the Scottish Ministers may pay to learning account holders–

(a)who meet the conditions specified in paragraphs (3A) and (3C) an additional grant in respect of any travel and subsistence costs; and

(b)who meet the conditions specified in paragraphs (3B) and (3C) an additional grant in respect of any childcare costs,

incurred by the learning account holder as a result of his undertaking the relevant education or training..

(4) After regulation 7(3), there shall be inserted the following:–

(3A) The condition specified in this paragraph is that–

(a)the learning account holder is in receipt of one of the following:–

(i)a jobseeker’s allowance payable under Part I of the Jobseekers Act 1995(3);

(ii)income support payable under section 124 of the 1992 Act(4);

(iii)housing benefit payable under section 130 of the 1992 Act(5);

(iv)council tax benefit payable under section 131 of the 1992 Act(6);

(v)invalid care allowance payable under section 70 of the 1992 Act(7);

(vi)disability living allowance payable under section 71 of the 1992 Act(8);

(vii)working family tax credit payable under section 128 of the 1992 Act(9); or

(b)the learning account holder’s spouse is in receipt of the said working family tax credit.

(3B) The condition specified in this paragraph is that the learning account holder is a parent who is not a member of a married or unmarried couple and is in receipt of one of the following:–

(a)the family premium of income support payable under regulation 17(1)(c) of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(10);

(b)the family premium of jobseeker’s allowance payable under regulation 83(d) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(11); or

(c)working family tax credit payable under section 128 of the 1992 Act.

(3C) The condition specified in this paragraph is that the individual learning account holder resides within–

(a)the Borders local government area; or

(b)one of the following electoral wards of Highland Council(12):–

(i)Mallaig and Small Isles;

(ii)Kilmallie and Invergarry;

(iii)Claggan and Glen Spean;

(iv)Ardnamurchan and Morvern;

(v)Caol;

(vi)Fort William North;

(vii)Fort William South; or

(viii)Glencoe.

(5) For regulation 7(4) there shall be substituted the following:–

(4) The amount of any such additional grant as is specified in paragraph (3) and the manner and timing of payment shall be determined by the Scottish Ministers, and different amounts may be determined by the Scottish Ministers for different categories of learning account holder..

NICOL STEPHEN

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

28th September 2000

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