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Welfare Reform Act 2009

Section 23: Power to up-rate benefits following review in tax year 2009-10

124.Section 23 temporarily modifies section 150 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992. In relation to the review of benefit levels required in the tax year ending with 5 April 2010, that section is to have effect as if it included a subsection (2A) which enables the Secretary of State by order to up-rate social security benefits even if the general level of prices has not increased. The power applies for a single year only.

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