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Tax Credits Act 2002

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Section 47

SCHEDULE 3Tax credits: consequential amendments

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Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (c. 32)

1In section 24 of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (meaning of “earnings” for the purposes of attachment of earnings orders), in subsection (2) (sums which are not earnings), after paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a tax credit (within the meaning of the Tax Credits Act 2002);.

Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 (c. 43)

2In Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Magistrates' Court Act 1980 (fees to be taken by justices' chief executives), in paragraph 1(a) of the Note at the end—

(a)for “or working families' tax credit under sections 124 and 128 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) or” substitute “under section 124 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992,”, and

(b)after “2002)” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element or of working tax credit”.

Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/226 (N.I. 6))

3In Article 3 of the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (meaning of “earnings” for the purposes of attachment of earnings orders), in paragraph (5) (sums which are not earnings), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a tax credit (within the meaning of the Tax Credits Act 2002);.

Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/228 (N.I. 8))

4The Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 has effect subject to the following amendments.

5In Article 3(1)(b) (persons eligible for advice and assistance), for the words after “income support” substitute “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15)))”.

6In Article 7(2) (contributions from persons receiving advice or assistance), for the words from “, an income-based” to “family credit” substitute “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995)”.

7In Article 14(5) (assessment of disposable capital and income and of maximum contribution), for the words after “income support” substitute “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995)”.

Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1675 (N.I. 26))

8In Article 100 of the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (meaning of “earnings” for the purposes of attachment of earnings orders), in paragraph (5) (sums which are not earnings), after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

(ba)a tax credit (within the meaning of the Tax Credits Act 2002);.

Transport Act 1982 (c. 49)

9In section 70(2)(b) of the Transport Act 1982 (applicants for exemption from wearing of seat belts in the case of whom the Secretary of State may make payments in respect of medical examinations), for “, working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “, any element of child tax credit other than the family element or working tax credit”.

Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 47)

10The Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 has effect subject to the following amendments.

11In section 8(b) (availability of advice and assistance to persons in receipt of certain benefits), for the words after “receipt of” substitute “income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)),”.

12In section 11(2)(b) (no clients' contributions by persons in receipt of certain benefits), for the words after “receipt of” substitute “income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance (payable under the Jobseekers Act 1995),”.

Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (c. 18)

13In section 73(3) of the Debtors (Scotland) Act 1987 (sums which are not earnings), after paragraph (d) insert—

(da)a tax credit (within the meaning of the Tax Credits Act 2002);.

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

14In the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, after section 617 insert—

Tax credits under Part 1 of Tax Credits Act 2002

617APayments of a tax credit, within the meaning of the Tax Credits Act 2002, shall not be treated as income for any purpose of the Income Tax Acts.

Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

15The Children Act 1989 has effect subject to the following amendments.

16(1)Section 17 (provision of services for children in need) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (9)—

(a)for “, working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit under the” substitute “under”, and

(b)after “1992” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

(3)After subsection (11) insert—

(12)The Treasury may by regulations prescribe circumstances in which a person is to be treated for the purposes of this Part (or for such of those purposes as are prescribed) as in receipt of any element of child tax credit other than the family element or of working tax credit.

17In section 17A(5)(b) (direct payments: persons entitled to gross payments), before “or of” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

18In section 29(3) (no payment of charge for provision of services by local authority by persons in receipt of certain benefits)—

(a)for “, working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit under the” substitute “under”, and

(b)after “1992” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

19In section 104 (regulations and orders), after “Lord Chancellor” insert “, the Treasury”.

20In paragraph 21(4) of Schedule 2 (no contribution towards maintenance by local authority by persons in receipt of certain benefits)—

(a)for “, working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit under the” substitute “under”, and

(b)after “1992” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/2406 (N.I. 20))

21In Article 131(3)(b) of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (remission of charges for board and lodging on a residential trip for parents in receipt of certain benefits), for “, working families' tax credit” substitute “, any element of child tax credit other than the family element, working tax credit”.

Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

22In section 47(3)(b) of the Child Support Act 1991 (no fees payable by persons in receipt of certain benefits), for “working families' tax credit” substitute “any element of child tax credit other than the family element, working tax credit”.

Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/2628 (N.I. 23))

23In Article 44(2)(b) of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (no fees payable by persons in receipt of certain benefits), for “working families' tax credit” substitute “any element of child tax credit other than the family element, working tax credit”.

Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

24The Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 has effect subject to the following amendments.

25In section 30C (incapacity benefit), for subsection (5) substitute—

(5)Where a person claims the higher rate of short-term incapacity benefit, or long-term incapacity benefit, under section 30A above for a period commencing after he has ceased to be in qualifying remunerative work (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) and—

(a)the day following that on which he so ceased was a day of incapacity for work for him,

(b)he has been entitled to the higher rate of short-term incapacity benefit, or to long-term incapacity benefit, under section 30A above within the period of two years ending with that day of incapacity for work, and

(c)he satisfied the relevant tax credit conditions on the day before he so ceased,

every day during that period on which he satisfied those conditions is to be treated for the purposes of the claim as a day of incapacity for work for him.

(5A)A person satisfies the relevant tax credit conditions on a day if—

(a)he is entitled for the day to the disability element of working tax credit (on a claim made by him or by him jointly with another) or would be so entitled but for the fact that the relevant income (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) in his or their case is such that he is not so entitled, and

(b)either working tax credit or any element of child tax credit other than the family element is paid in respect of the day on such a claim.

26In section 37(2) (widowed mother’s allowance), for “81(2)” substitute “77(5)”.

27In section 39(1), (2) and (3) (rate of widowed mother’s allowance and widow’s pension), for “sections 44 and” continue to substitute “sections 44 to”.

28In section 39A(3) (widowed parent’s allowance), for “81(2)” substitute “77(5)”.

29In section 39C(1), (3) and (4) (rate of widowed parent’s allowance and bereavement allowance), for “45A” substitute “45”.

30In section 42 (long-term incapacity benefit for widows and widowers), for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)Where a person claims incapacity benefit under section 40 or 41 above for a period commencing after he has ceased to be in qualifying remunerative work (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) and—

(a)the day following that on which he so ceased was a day of incapacity for work for him,

(b)he has been entitled to incapacity benefit under that section within the period of two years ending with that day of incapacity for work, and

(c)he satisfied the relevant tax credit conditions on the day before he so ceased,

every day during that period on which he satisfied those conditions is to be treated for the purposes of the claim as a day of incapacity for work for him.

(1A)A person satisfies the relevant tax credit conditions on a day if—

(a)he is entitled for the day to the disability element of working tax credit (on a claim made by him or by him jointly with another) or would be so entitled but for the fact that the relevant income (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) in his or their case is such that he is not so entitled, and

(b)either working tax credit or any element of child tax credit other than the family element is paid in respect of the day on such a claim.

31In section 48BB(5) and (6) (entitlement to category B retirement pension by reference to certain benefits), for “45A” substitute “45”.

32In section 51(2) and (3) (category B retirement pension for widowers), for “45A” substitute “45”.

33In section 60(4) and (5) (failure to satisfy contribution conditions), for “subsections (6) and (7)” substitute “subsection (7)”.

34In section 114(4) (cost of providing for children), for “81” substitute “82”.

Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

35In section 150(1)(h) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (up-rating of benefits), after “section 135(1)” insert “of that Act”.

Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

36The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 has effect subject to the following amendments.

37In section 30C (incapacity benefit), for subsection (5) substitute—

(5)Where a person claims the higher rate of short-term incapacity benefit, or long-term incapacity benefit, under section 30A above for a period commencing after he has ceased to be in qualifying remunerative work (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) and—

(a)the day following that on which he so ceased was a day of incapacity for work for him,

(b)he has been entitled to the higher rate of short-term incapacity benefit, or to long-term incapacity benefit, under section 30A above within the period of two years ending with that day of incapacity for work, and

(c)he satisfied the relevant tax credit conditions on the day before he so ceased,

every day during that period on which he satisfied those conditions is to be treated for the purposes of the claim as a day of incapacity for work for him.

(5A)A person satisfies the relevant tax credit conditions on a day if—

(a)he is entitled for the day to the disability element of working tax credit (on a claim made by him or by him jointly with another) or would be so entitled but for the fact that the relevant income (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) in his or their case is such that he is not so entitled, and

(b)either working tax credit or any element of child tax credit other than the family element is paid in respect of the day on such a claim.

38In section 37(2) (widowed mother’s allowance), for “81(2)” substitute “77(5)”.

39In section 39(1), (2) and (3) (rate of widowed mother’s allowance and widow’s pension), for “sections 44 and” continue to substitute “sections 44 to”.

40In section 39A(3) (widowed parent’s allowance), for “81(2)” substitute “77(5)”.

41In section 39C(1), (3) and (4) (rate of widowed parent’s allowance and bereavement allowance), for “45A” substitute “45”.

42In section 42 (long-term incapacity benefit for widows and widowers), for subsection (1) substitute—

(1)Where a person claims incapacity benefit under section 40 or 41 above for a period commencing after he has ceased to be in qualifying remunerative work (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) and—

(a)the day following that on which he so ceased was a day of incapacity for work for him,

(b)he has been entitled to incapacity benefit under that section within the period of two years ending with that day of incapacity for work, and

(c)he satisfied the relevant tax credit conditions on the day before he so ceased,

every day during that period on which he satisfied those conditions is to be treated for the purposes of the claim as a day of incapacity for work for him.

(1A)A person satisfies the relevant tax credit conditions on a day if—

(a)he is entitled for the day to the disability element of working tax credit (on a claim made by him or by him jointly with another) or would be so entitled but for the fact that the relevant income (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002) in his or their case is such that he is not so entitled, and

(b)either working tax credit or any element of child tax credit other than the family element is paid in respect of the day on such a claim.

43In section 48BB(5) and (6) (entitlement to category B retirement pension by reference to certain benefits), for “45A” substitute “45”.

44In section 51(2) and (3) (category B retirement pension for widowers), for “45A” substitute “45”.

45In section 60(4) and (5) (failure to satisfy contribution conditions), for “subsections (6) and (7)” substitute “subsection (7)”.

46In section 114(4) (cost of providing for children), for “81” substitute “82”.

Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23)

47The Value Added Tax Act 1994 has effect subject to the following amendments.

48In Schedule 7A, in paragraph 6(2)(c) in Group 3 (reduced rate on grant-funded installation of heating equipment, security goods and connection of gas supply: persons in receipt of certain benefits), for “disabled person’s tax credit, working families' tax credit,” substitute “any element of child tax credit other than the family element, working tax credit,”.

49In Schedule 8, in Note (1D) in Group 15 (zero-rating: charities), for paragraphs (e) and (f) substitute—

(e)any element of child tax credit other than the family element; and

(f)working tax credit.

Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)

50In section 22(4) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (no repayment of assistance given by local authority by persons in receipt of certain benefits), after “1992;” insert—

(aa)any element of child tax credit other than the family element or working tax credit;.

Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2))

51The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 has effect subject to the following amendments.

52(1)Article 18 (duty of authority to provide personal social services for children in need) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (9), for “working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

(3)After that paragraph insert—

(10)The Treasury may by regulations prescribe circumstances in which a person is to be treated for the purposes of this Part (or for such of those purposes as are prescribed) as in receipt of any element of child tax credit other than the family element or of working tax credit.

53In Article 18C(7)(b) (direct payments), before “or of” insert “, of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

54In Article 24(3) (no payment of charge for provision of services by Health and Social Services Board by persons in receipt of certain benefits), for “working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

55In Article 39(4) (no contribution towards maintenance by Health and Social Services Board by persons in receipt of certain benefits), for “working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “of any element of child tax credit other than the family element, of working tax credit”.

56(1)Article 183 (regulations and orders) is amended as follows.

(2)In paragraph (1), for “and (3)” insert “to (4)”.

(3)After paragraph (3) insert—

(4)Regulations under Article 18(10) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2994 (N.I. 18))

57In Article 25(2)(b) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (applicants for exemption from wearing of seat belts in the case of whom the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland may make payments in respect of medical examinations), for “working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “any element of child tax credit other than the family element or working tax credit”.

Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (c. 53)

58In section 77(1)(e) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (entitlement to home repair assistance), for “working families' tax credit, housing benefit, council tax benefit or disabled person’s tax credit” substitute “housing benefit, council tax benefit, any element of child tax credit other than the family element or working tax credit”.

Finance Act 2000 (c. 17)

59In paragraph 17(1) of Schedule 20 to the Finance Act 2000 (tax relief for research and development: amount of PAYE and NICs liabilities)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “the working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), for “working families' tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit”,

substitute “child tax credit or working tax credit”.

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