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Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 197

Social Security

The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2017

Made

22nd February 2017

Laid before Parliament

27th February 2017

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 42(2) and (3) of, and paragraph 4(1), (3)(a) and (4) of Schedule 1 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012(1).

In accordance with section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2), the Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that these Regulations need not be referred to it.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2017 and come into force at the end of the period of 21 days beginning with the day on which they are laid.

Postponement of provision for surpluses and self-employed losses

2.  In Regulation 1 (citation and commencement) of the Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015(3), for “3rd April 2017” substitute “2nd April 2018”.

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

Damian Hinds

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

22nd February 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/345) (“the Surpluses and Self-employed Losses Regulations”) amended the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/376) by making further provision for the calculation of earned income for the purposes of calculating an award of universal credit.

The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Change of coming into force) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/215) postponed the coming into force of the Surpluses and Self-employed Losses Regulations from 6th April 2016 until 3rd April 2017. These Regulations further postpone the coming into force of the Surpluses and Self-employed Losses Regulations from 3rd April 2017 until 2nd April 2018.

An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on business or on civil society organisations. This instrument has no impact on the public sector.

(3)

S.I. 2015/345. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2016/215.

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