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The Education and Training (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2000

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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(1)..

(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(2);

(ii)income support payable under section 124 of the 1992 Act(3);

(iii)housing benefit payable under section 130 of the 1992 Act(4);

(iv)council tax benefit payable under section 131 of the 1992 Act(5);

(v)invalid care allowance payable under section 70 of the 1992 Act(6);

(vi)disability living allowance payable under section 71 of the 1992 Act(7);

(vii)working family tax credit payable under section 128 of the 1992 Act(8); 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(9);

(b)the family premium of jobseeker’s allowance payable under regulation 83(d) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(10); 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(11):–

(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..

(3)

Section 124 was amended by paragraph 30 of Schedule 2, and Schedule 3, of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) and paragraph 28 of Schedule 8 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30).

(4)

Section 130 was amended by paragraph 3 of Schedule 9 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14); paragraph 174(4) of Schedule 13 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39) and Part VI of Schedule 19 of the Housing Act 1996 (c. 52).

(5)

Section 131 was inserted by paragraph 4 of Schedule 9 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14).

(6)

Section 70 was amended by regulation 2(3) of S.I. 1994/2556.

(7)

Section 71 was amended by section 67 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30).

(8)

Section 128 was amended by paragraph 33 of Schedule 2 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18) and paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 1 of the Tax Credits Act 1999 (c. 10).

(9)

S.I. 1987/1967. Regulation 17(1) was amended by S.I. 1996/206 regulation 9.

(10)

S.I. 1996/207.

(11)

S.I. 1998/3248 establishes the electoral wards for Highland Council. Those listed in regulation 7(3C)(b), as inserted into the principal Regulations by regulation 2(4) of these Regulations, comprise electoral wards 73 to 80 as set out in the Schedule to that Order.

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