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Welfare Benefits Up-rating Act 2013

Territorial Extent

14.Section 1(1) to (7) and paragraph 1 of the Schedule extend to England and Wales and Scotland only; subsection (9) of that section extends to Northern Ireland; the other provisions of the Act extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Territorial application: Wales

15.The Act’s effect in Wales is the same as in England. The Act contains no provisions that relate exclusively to Wales, or affect the National Assembly for Wales.

Territorial application: Scotland

16.The Act’s effect in Scotland is the same as in England.

17.The Act does not contain any provisions falling within the terms of the Sewel Convention.

Territorial application: Northern Ireland

18.Social security in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter.

19.Child benefit and tax credits are excepted matters.

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