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Statutory Instruments

2017 No. 750 (C. 59)

Childcare

Payment Scheme

The Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2017

Made

13th July 2017

The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by sections 69(2)(n) and 75(2) and (3) of the Childcare Payments Act 2014(1), make the following Regulations:

Citation

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 4) Regulations 2017.

Commencement

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 set out in paragraph (2) in respect of a relevant child and any sibling is 14th July 2017.

(2) The provisions referred to in paragraph (1) are—

(a)section 1;

(b)sections 3 and 4;

(c)sections 6 to 15;

(d)sections 17 to 25;

(e)section 62; and

(f)section 73(2) to (4).

(3) In this regulation—

“relevant child” means a child born on or after 1st April 2013 and before 1st September 2013;

“sibling” means any child normally living in the same household as a relevant child at the time the declaration of eligibility(2) is made.

Mark Spencer

Andrew Griffiths

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

13th July 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations will bring into force on 14th July 2017 those sections of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 (c. 28) (“the Act”) that are set out in regulation 2. This regulation commences specified sections of the Act in relation to a relevant child and any sibling (as defined in regulation 2(3)) on 14th July 2017.

A full Impact Assessment of the effect that the childcare payments scheme will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector was published on 10th June 2014 alongside the draft Bill and was updated on 20th November 2014. An updated Impact Assessment was made on 30th March 2017 and is available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2014/28/resources. The original Impact Assessments are available from the gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-free-childcare-impact-assessment.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The following provisions of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 have been have been brought into force by commencement Regulations made before the date of these Regulations:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Sections 26 to 29 and 4320th July 20162016/763
Section 47 but only in respect of penalties under section 4320th July 20162016/763
Sections 1, 2, 4 to 11, 13 to 25, 30, 32 to 38, 40 to 42, 44 to 62, 66, 67 and 73(2) to (4) but only in respect of the trial9th November 20162016/1083
Sections 1, 3, 4, 6 to 15, 17 to 25, 62 and 73(2) to (4) in respect of children born on or after 1st September 2013 and any sibling20th April 20172017/578
Sections 2, 5, 16, 30 to 42, 44 to 61, 63, 64, 66 and 6720th April 20172017/578
(2)

Section 4 of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 defines “a declaration of eligibility”.