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The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2016

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2016 and comes into force on 18th November 2016.

(2) Article 2(2) and Schedule 1 have effect for the purpose of determining subsidy payable for the relevant year beginning with 1st April 2015.

(3) Articles 2(3) and 3, and Schedules 2, 3 and 4 have effect for the purpose of determining subsidy payable for the relevant year beginning with 1st April 2016.

(4) Article 4 has effect from 1st April 2016.

(5) In this Order—

“the 1998 Order” means the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Order 1998(1);

“relevant year” means the period of a year beginning on 1st April in any calendar year in respect of which a claim for subsidy is made.

The amount of an authority’s subsidy

2.—(1) The 1998 Order is amended as follows.

(2) For Schedule 1 (sums to be used in the calculation of subsidy)(2) substitute the Schedule 1 set out in Schedule 1 to this Order.

(3) For Schedule 1A (additional amount of subsidy: activities to reduce fraud and error)(3) substitute the Schedule 1A set out in Schedule 2 to this Order.

Rent rebate deductions from an authority’s subsidy

3.—(1) Schedule 4A to the 1998 Order (rent rebate limitation deductions (Housing Revenue Account Dwellings))(4) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 2 (England), in paragraph 3 (amount of deduction), for sub-paragraph (3)(5) substitute—

(3) The rebate proportion for 2016-17 is 0.752..

(3) For Part 3 (weekly rent limits for purposes of Part 2: authorities in England)(6), substitute the Part 3 set out in Schedule 3 to this Order.

(4) For Part 5 (amounts for purposes of Part 4, paragraph 4: authorities in Wales)(7), substitute the Part 5 set out in Schedule 4 to this Order.

Amendments relating to the Housing (Wales) Act 2014

4.—(1) The 1998 Order is amended as follows.

(2) In article 17(1)(c) (subsidy in respect of non self-contained licensed accommodation etc. provided by an authority as temporary or short-term accommodation)(8)—

(a)in paragraph (i), after “Housing Act 1996” insert “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014”;

(b)in paragraph (ii)—

(i)for “or (in Scotland)” substitute, “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 or”;

(ii)after “1987” insert “, as the case may be”.

(3) In article 17A(1)(c) (subsidy in respect of self-contained licensed accommodation etc. provided by an authority as temporary or short-term accommodation)(9)—

(a)in paragraph (i), after “Housing Act 1996” insert “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014”;

(b)in paragraph (ii)—

(i)for “or (in Scotland)” substitute, “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 or”;

(ii)after “1987” insert “, as the case may be”.

(4) In article 17B(1)(c) (subsidy in respect of non self-contained licensed accommodation etc. made available by a registered housing association as temporary or short-term accommodation)(10)—

(a)in paragraph (i), after “Housing Act 1996” insert “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014”;

(b)in paragraph (ii)—

(i)for “or (in Scotland)” substitute, “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 or”;

(ii)after “1987” insert “, as the case may be”.

(5) In article 17C(1)(c) (subsidy in respect of self-contained licensed accommodation etc. made available by a registered housing association authority as temporary or short-term accommodation)(11)—

(a)in paragraph (i), after “Housing Act 1996” insert “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014”;

(b)in paragraph (ii)—

(i)for “or (in Scotland)” substitute, “, Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 or”;

(ii)after “1987” insert “, as the case may be”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Caroline Nokes

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

10th October 2016

We consent.

David Evennett

Guy Opperman

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

10th October 2016

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