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The Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

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2012 No. 2994

Social Security

The Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012

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29th November 2012

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15th April 2013

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 96(1), (3), (4)(a), (b), (c) and (g), (5) and (10) and 97(1) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012(1).

A draft of these Regulations was laid before Parliament in accordance with section 97(3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and approved by a resolution of each House.

This instrument contains only regulations made by virtue of, or consequential upon, sections 96 and 97 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and is made before the end of the period of six months beginning with the coming into force of those sections.

In accordance with section 176(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2), the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to him to be representative of the authorities concerned.

(1)

2012 c.5. Section 96(10) is cited also for the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(2)

1992 c.5. Section 176(1) was amended by Schedule 9, paragraph 23 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14), Schedule 13, paragraph 3(4) to the Housing Act 1996 (c.52) and s. 69(6) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000.

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