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The Tax Credits (Decisions and Appeals) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Tax Credits (Decisions and Appeals) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 No. 1378

Amendments to the principal Regulations

8.  In regulation 32 (late appeals)—

(a)at the end of paragraph (2) add “, except that where the Board consider that the conditions in paragraphs (4)(b) to (8) are satisfied, they may grant the application.”;

(b)for paragraph (4) substitute the following paragraph—

(4) An application for an extension of time shall not be granted unless—

(a)the legally qualified panel member is satisfied that, if the application is granted, there are reasonable prospects that the appeal will be successful; or

(b)the legally qualified panel member is, or the Board are, satisfied that it is in the interests of justice for the application to be granted.;

(c)in paragraph (5)—

(i)after the words “panel member is” insert “, or the Board are,”;

(ii)for the words “application to be made” substitute “appeal to be made”;

(d)in paragraph (6)(a) for the word “spouse” substitute “partner”;

(e)in paragraph (7) for the words “the legally qualified panel member shall have regard” substitute “regard shall be had”.

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