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The Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2018

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2018 No. 27 (C. 2)

Childcare

Payment Scheme

The Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2018

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11th January 2018

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 2

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

Citation

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Childcare Payments Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Regulations 2018.

Commencement

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 set out in paragraph (3) in respect of a relevant child and any sibling is 15th January 2018.

(2) The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 set out in paragraph (3) to the extent that they are not already in force is 14th February 2018.

(3) The provisions referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) 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).

(4) In this regulation—

“relevant child” means a child born on or after 15th January 2009 and before 24th November 2011;

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

David Rutley

Mark Spencer

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

11th January 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Regulation 2(1) will bring into force on 15th January 2018 those sections of the Childcare Payments Act 2014 (c. 28) (“the Act”) that are set out in regulation 2(3). This regulation commences specified sections of the Act in relation to a relevant child and any sibling (as defined in regulation 2(4)) on 15th January 2018. A relevant child is a child between six and nine years old on 15th January 2018 and those who have their ninth birthday on that day.

Regulation 2(2) will bring into force on 14th February 2018 those sections of the Act that are not yet in force. The Act will from that date be in force in its entirety.

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. They are available from the gov.uk website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-free-childcare-impact-assessment. They remain an accurate summary of the impacts that apply to this instrument. An updated impact assessment was made on 30th March 2017 and is available at the website.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(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 (C.56)
Section 47 but only in respect of penalties under section 4320th July 20162016/763 (C.56)
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 trial14th November 20162016/1083 (C.76)
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 sibling21st April 20172017/578 (C.52)
Sections 2, 5, 16, 30 to 42, 44 to 61, 63, 64, 66 and 6721st April 20172017/578 (C.52)
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 April 2013 and before 1st September 2013 and any sibling14th July 20172017/750 (C.59)
Sections 1, 3, 4, 6 to 15, 17 to 25, 62 and 73(2) to (4) in respect of children born on or after 24th November 2011 and before 1st April 2013 and any sibling24th November 20172017/1116 (C.104)
(2)

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

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