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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2007

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19.  (1)  As from a date determined in accordance with article 1 of this Order, the sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit Regulations shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 6 and 7 to this Order; and unless otherwise stated, any reference to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Housing Benefit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 27(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) “£175.00” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) “£300.00” remains unchanged.

(3) In regulation 74 (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) “£47.75” remains unchanged;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) “£7.40” remains unchanged;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£106.00” substitute “£111.00”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£106.00” substitute “£111.00”;

(ii)for “£157.00” substitute “£164.00”;

(iii)“£17.00” remains unchanged;

(e)in paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£157.00” substitute “£164.00”;

(ii)for “£204.00” substitute “£213.00”;

(iii)“£23.35” remains unchanged;

(f)in paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£204.00” substitute “£213.00”;

(ii)for “£271.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(iii)“£38.20” remains unchanged; and

(g)in paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£271.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(ii)for “£338.00” substitute “£353.00”;

(iii)“£43.50” remains unchanged.

(4) In paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges), for “£20.50”, “£20.50”, “£10.35”, “£13.65”, “£13.65”, “£6.85” and “£2.50” substitute “£21.10”, “£21.10”, “£10.65”, “£14.05”, “£14.05”, “£7.05” and “£2.60” respectively.

(5) In paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (payments in respect of fuel charges)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£11.95” substitute “£15.45”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) and (d) for “£1.40” substitute “£1.80”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£0.95” substitute “£1.25”.

(6) The sums specified in Part 1 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 6 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) “£22.20” remains unchanged;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£16.25” substitute “£16.43”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (2) “£10.50” remains unchanged.

(8) The sums specified in Part 4 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 7 to this Order.

(9) In paragraph 17(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) for “£14.90” substitute “£15.45”.

(10) In Schedule 5 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in paragraph 22(b) for “£11.95” substitute “£15.45”; and

(b)in paragraph 56 for “£14.90” substitute “£15.45”.

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