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Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 1187

Social Security

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 5) Regulations 2017

Made

30th November 2017

Laid before Parliament

1st December 2017

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 123(1)(a) and (d), 124(1)(e), 130A(2), 135(1), 136(3), (4) and (5)(b), 136A(3), 137(1) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1), sections 5(1)(j), 189(1) and (4) and 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2), sections 12(1) and (4)(b), 35(1) and 36(2) of the Jobseekers Act 1995(3), sections 10(6), 79(1) and (4) and 84 of the Social Security Act 1998(4), paragraphs 4(6), 20(1) and 23(1) of Schedule 7 to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000(5), sections 2(3)(b), 12(2) and (3), 15(3) and (6)(b) and 17(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002(6) and sections 17(1) and (3)(b), 24 and 25(2) and (3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2007(7).

The Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that the proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it(8).

In accordance with section 176(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(9), the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to him to be representative of the authorities concerned.

(1)

1992 c.4. Section 123(1) was amended by Schedule 9 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14) and S.I. 2003/962. Section 124 was amended by paragraph 30 of Schedule 2 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c.18), paragraph 28 of Schedule 8 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c.30), paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c.16), paragraph 42 of Schedule 24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33), section 3 of, and paragraph 9 of Schedule 3 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 8 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c.5) and paragraph 1 of Schedule 14 to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5). Section 130A was added by section 30 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c.5). Section 136A was added by paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act 2002. Section 137(1) is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”. Section 175 was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c.2) and paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c.21).

(2)

1992 c.5. Section 5(1)(j) was amended by section 98(5) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Section 189 was amended by paragraph 57 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999, paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act 2002 and S.I. 2013/252. Section 191 is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(3)

1995 c.18. Section 35 is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(4)

1998 c.14 (“the 1998 Act”). Section 79 was amended by S.I. 2008/2833. Section 84 is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”.

(5)

2000 c.19 (“the 2000 Act”). Paragraph 20 of Schedule 7 was amended by S.I. 2008/2833. Paragraph 23 of Schedule 7 is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”. Section 79(4) of the 1998 Act is applied to powers to make Regulations under the 2000 Act by paragraph 20(3) of Schedule 7 to the 2000 Act.

(6)

2002 c.16. Section 17(1) is an interpretation provision and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(7)

2007 c.5. Section 24 is an interpretation provisions and is cited for the meaning of “prescribed”. Section 25 was amended by section 51 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5).

(8)

See section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

(9)

Section 176 was amended by paragraph 23 of Schedule 9 to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14), paragraph 3 of Schedule 13 to the Housing Act 1996 (c.52), section 69 of the 2000 Act and paragraph 1 of Schedule 14 to the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

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