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The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

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PART 1General

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), these Regulations come into force on 1st April 2016.

(3) Regulations 5 and 18 come into force on 1st May 2016.

(4) Regulations 6 and 19 come into force on 6th April 2016.

Transitional provision

2.—(1) Until the date determined in accordance with paragraph (2), the amendments made by regulations 5 and 18 do not apply to a person who, on 30th April 2016, is entitled to a council tax reduction and who is—

(a)a member of a family which includes at least one child or young person; or

(b)a partner in a polygamous marriage, where that person or another partner of the polygamous marriage is responsible for a child or young person who is a member of the same household.

(2) The date is whichever is the sooner of—

(a)the date on which sub-paragraph (a) or (b) ceases to apply to the applicant; or

(b)the date on which the person makes a new application for a council tax reduction (but for the purposes of this regulation any application that relates to re-assessment of an existing award is not to be regarded as a new application).

(3) For the purposes of this regulation “application”, “child”, “council tax reduction”, “family”, “polygamous marriage” and “young person” have the same meaning as in the Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2012(1) or, as the case may be, the Council Tax Reduction (State Pension Credit) (Scotland) Regulations 2012(2).

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