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1. These Regulations may be cited as the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme) Regulations 2011 and shall come into force on 20th May 2011.
2.—(1) In these Regulations—
“the Act” means the Jobseekers Act 1995;
“claimant” means a person who claims a jobseeker’s allowance, except that in relation to a joint-claim couple claiming a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance, it means either or both of the members of the couple;
“the Council Tax Benefit Regulations” means the Council Tax Benefit Regulations 2006(1);
“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006(2);
“the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations” means the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996(3);
“the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(4);
“the Scheme” means the Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme;
“working day” means any day except for a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(5) in England and Wales or in Scotland;
“the Employment, Skills and Enterprise Scheme” means a scheme within section 17A (schemes for assisting persons to obtain employment: “work for your benefit” schemes etc.) of the Act known by that name and provided pursuant to arrangements made by the Secretary of State that is designed to assist claimants to obtain employment or self-employment, and which may include for any individual work-related activity (including work experience or job search).
(2) For the purpose of these Regulations where a written notice is given by sending it by post it is taken to have been received on the second working day after posting.
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