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2. In these Regulations–
“the 1992 Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1);
“administering agency” means a person or a body of persons appointed under regulation 3(1);
“central heating system” means a system which provides warmth to 2 or more rooms in a dwelling through a series of connected radiators or ducts linked to a central boiler or some other heat source or from a series of electric storage heaters and controlled from one central point;
“dwelling” includes any self contained part of a building which is occupied as a separate dwelling, and includes mobile homes that have been permanently fixed to a site;
“electric storage heater” means–
a free standing storage heater;
an electric fan assisted storage warm air system;
an electric wired underfloor heating system, set in a solid floor or floors; or
an electric ceiling heating system;
“energy inefficient dwelling” means a dwelling which does not attain a Standard Assessment Procedure rating of 39 or above;
“maternity certificate” means a maternity certificate which accords with the requirements of regulation 2(3) of the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976(2) or regulation 2 of the Statutory Maternity Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1987(3);
“network installer” has the meaning given in section 15 of the Social Security Act 1990;
“owner” includes any person who under the Lands Clauses Acts(4) would be enabled to sell and convey land to the promoters of an undertaking;
“partner” means a spouse or civil partner or any person who lives with the applicant as husband or wife or in a relationship which has the characteristics of the relationship between husband and wife except that the persons are of the same sex;
“Standard Assessment Procedure” refers to the Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings, 2005 Edition(5); and
“tenant” includes a sub-tenant and a person who–
occupies a dwelling in terms of a contract of employment;
has a licence to occupy a dwelling; or
is a cottar within the meaning of section 12(5) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993(6),
but excludes a tenant of a local authority or a body registered as a social landlord by virtue of section 57 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001(7).
Defined in Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30).
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