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The National Assistance (Charges for Accommodation) Regulations 1987

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the sum below which there is in no case to be reduced the liability of a person under section 22(3) of the Act to pay for accommodation provided, or proposed to be provided, for him under Part III of the Act in premises managed by a local authority shall be £31.60 per week.

(2) Where the accommodation is provided for a child accompanied by a person over the age of 16, then in respect of the child the sum below which the liability (which, under section 22(7)(a) of the Act, is that of the person by whom the child is accompanied) is not to be reduced shall be—

(a)where the child is aged at least 11 years but under the age of 16, £15.60 per week;

(b)where the child is under the age of 11 years, £10.40 per week.

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