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Community Charges (Information Concerning Social Security) (Scotland) Regulations 1988

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2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc (Scotland) Act 1987;

“the 1986 Act” means the Social Security Act 1986(1);

“appropriate social security office” means an office of the Department of Social Security which is normally open to the public for the receipt of claims for income support and includes an office of the Department of Employment which is normally open to the public for the receipt of claims for unemployment benefit;

“income support” shall be construed in accordance with Part II of the 1986 Act;

“partner” means—


where a person is a member of a married or unmarried couple(2), the other member of that couple; or


where a person is polygamously married to two or more members of his household, any such member to whom he is so married;

and any reference to a section of the Act includes a reference to that section as read with paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to the Act and the Community Water Charges (Scotland) Regulations 1988.


See the definitions of married and unmarried couple in section 20(11) of the 1986 Act.

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