Part IIIBenefits

Amendments etc. of Contributions and Benefits Act

72Power to reduce child benefit for lone parents

(1)Regulations may revoke any provision of regulations which prescribes a higher rate of child benefit in the case of a lone parent, notwithstanding anything in section 145(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (which precludes regulations from prescribing a rate lower than the rate it replaces).

(2)In this section “lone parent” means a parent who—

(a)has no spouse or is not living with his spouse; and

(b)is not living with any other person as his spouse.