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The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016

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Amendment of references to the Independent Living Fund (2006) and the Scottish Welfare Fund

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17.—(1) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)(1)—

(a)after the definition of “housing benefit” insert

“ILF Scotland” means the company limited by guarantee under the name ILF Scotland, registered under number SC 500075;;

(b)omit the definition of “the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(c)after the definition of “war widower’s pension” insert—

“welfare fund” means any fund maintained by a local authority in terms of section 1 of the Welfare Funds (Scotland) Act 2015;.

(2) For “the Independent Living Fund (2006)” substitute “ILF Scotland” in each of—

(a)regulation 48(9)(b) (payments to be disregarded for non-dependant deductions);

(b)paragraph 16(1)(b) and (6) of Schedule 4 (payments to be disregarded in calculating capital); and

(c)paragraph 2(b) of Schedule 5 (payments to be disregarded in calculating income for the purpose of regulation 56).

(3) For regulation 5(8)(c)(ii)(bb) (delay in occupation of a dwelling) substitute—

(bb)to a welfare fund for a payment;.

(4) For regulation 27(1)(j)(xi)(aa) (payments that are income) substitute—

(aa)from a welfare fund;.

(5) For “under the Independent Living Fund (2006)” in each of regulation 66(3)(b) and (c) (payments that need not be evidenced) substitute “by ILF Scotland”.

(1)

There are amendments to regulation 2 that are not relevant to these Regulations.

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