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2018 No. 985

Social Security

The Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2018

Made

6th September 2018

Laid before Parliament

10th September 2018

Coming into force

15th October 2018

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 140B(1), (3), (4) and (4A), 140C(1) and (4), 140F(2) and 189(4) to (7) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(1).

In accordance with section 189(8) of that Act(2), the Secretary of State has obtained the consent of the Treasury.

In accordance with section 176(1) of that Act(3), the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to the Secretary of State to be representative of the authorities concerned.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment Order 2018 and comes into force on 15th October 2018.

(2) Article 3(2) and Schedule 1 have effect for the purpose of determining subsidy payable for the relevant year beginning with 1st April 2017.

(3) Articles 3(1)(a) and (3) and 4 and Schedules 2, 3 and 4 have effect for the purpose of determining subsidy payable for the relevant year beginning with 1st April 2018.

(4) Articles 3(1)(b) and (4) and 5 have effect from 1st April 2018.

(5) In this Order—

“the 1998 Order” means he Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Order 1998(4);

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

Amendment of the 1998 Order

2.  The 1998 Order is amended in accordance with articles 3 to 5.

The amount of an authority’s subsidy

3.—(1) In article 12(1) (amount of subsidy)(5)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (b), insert—

(bza)the additional amount specified by Schedule 1ZB (additional amount of subsidy: verify earnings and pension alerts service); and.

(b)omit sub-paragraph (ba)(6) and the “and” immediately after it.

(2) For Schedule 1 (sums to be used in the calculation of subsidy)(7) substitute the Schedule 1 set out in Schedule 1 to this Order.

(3) After the substituted Schedule 1 insert the Schedule 1ZB set out in Schedule 2 to this Order.

(4) Omit Schedule 1ZA (additional amount of subsidy: right benefit initiative)(8).

Rent rebate deductions from an authority’s subsidy

4.—(1) Schedule 4A (rent rebate limitation deductions (housing revenue account dwellings))(9) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 2 (England), in paragraph 3 (amount of deduction), for sub-paragraph (3)(10) substitute—

(3) The rebate proportion for 2018-19 is 0.756..

(3) For Part 3 (weekly rent limits for purposes of Part 2: authorities in England)(11), 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)(12), substitute the Part 5 set out in Schedule 4 to this Order.

Subsidy claims made by authorities in England

5.—(1) In article 2 (interpretation of Parts 2 and 4), insert in the appropriate places the following definitions—

“HBAP” means the Housing Benefit Assurance Process published by the Department for Work and Pensions on 29th March 2017 and last updated on 27th March 2018(13);;

“report of factual findings” means the report completed by the reporting accountant in accordance with HBAP setting out the details of, and the relevant matters arising from, the test;;

“test” means a test of the claim for final subsidy by the authority and the reporting accountant in accordance with HBAP and “tested” shall be construed accordingly..

(2) In article 3A (electronic communications)(14), in paragraph (1)—

(a)for “or auditor” substitute “a reporting accountant or an auditor”

(b)after “claim,” insert “test,”.

(3) In article 4 (requirement of claim)(15), in paragraph (3), for the words from “the authority’s auditor” to the end of the paragraph substitute—

(a)in the case of an authority in England, the authority’s reporting accountant;

(b)in the case of an authority in Wales or Scotland, the authority’s auditor,

by 30th April in the following year.

(4) In article 5 (requirement to keep records and provide information)(16), in paragraph (2)—

(a)before sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(za)in relation to an authority in England, the claim is in accordance with the report of factual findings and with the relevant articles of this Order;;

(b)at the beginning of sub-paragraph (a) insert “in relation to an authority in Wales or Scotland,”.

(5) After article 5 insert—

Test and reporting requirement: authorities in England

5A.(1) In relation to an authority in England and subject to article 9(4), the third condition is that the authority shall—

(a)inform the Secretary of State in writing of the identity of the authority’s reporting accountant by 1st March in the year before the relevant year;

(b)procure the test of the final claim by the reporting accountant;

(c)send the report of factual findings to the Secretary of State by 30th November in the year after the relevant year; and

(d)comply with the following provisions of this article.

(2) The authority shall—

(a)provide such information in written or electronic form;

(b)keep, and where asked to do so, produce records in written or electronic form with a bearing on its claim,

as may be required by the reporting accountant to enable the reporting accountant to test the claim and to complete the report of factual findings.

(3) Where the authority does not inform the Secretary of State in writing of the identity of its reporting accountant by 1st March in the year before the relevant year, the Secretary of State may withhold payment of subsidy until the authority—

(a)informs the Secretary of State in writing of the identity of its reporting accountant; or

(b)provides reasons for the delay which the Secretary of State regards as satisfactory.

(4) No final subsidy shall be paid until—

(a)the authority’s reporting accountant has confirmed in writing that the claim has been tested; and

(b)the Secretary of State has received the report of factual findings..

(6) In article 6 (requirement of audit)(17)—

(a)at the end of the heading insert “: authorities in Wales and Scotland”;

(b)in paragraph (1)—

(i)at the beginning insert “In relation to an authority in Wales or Scotland, and”;

(ii)omit sub-paragraphs (iza) and (ia).

(7) In article 8A (payment of subsidy before audit complete)(18)—

(a)before “audit”, in each place where that word occurs (including the heading), insert “test or”;

(b)in paragraph (1), after “yet been” insert “tested in accordance with article 5A or”.

(8) In article 9 (payment of subsidy for the relevant year)—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)in the case of an authority in England, the report of factual findings has been properly completed;;

(ii)at the beginning of sub-paragraph (b) insert “in the case of an authority in Wales or Scotland,”;

(b)in paragraph (3), after “occurred” insert “or, as the case may be, once the report of factual findings has been sent to the Secretary of State”.

(9) In Schedule 6 (electronic communications)(19)—

(a)in paragraph 2, after “An authority”, in each place where those words occur, insert “, reporting accountant”;

(b)in paragraph 3(b), after “authorities” insert “, reporting accountants”.

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

Justin Tomlinson

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

6th September 2018

We consent.

Paul Maynard

Craig Whittaker

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

6th September 2018

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 1Schedule to be substituted for Schedule 1 to the 1998 Order

Article 12(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 1Sums to be used in the calculation of subsidy

Relevant Year 2017-2018

Local authorityAdministration subsidy (£)
England
Adur229,183
Allerdale348,444
Amber Valley416,459
Arun545,120
Ashfield530,743
Ashford438,562
Aylesbury Vale548,334
Babergh257,734
Barking and Dagenham1,271,852
Barnet1,884,335
Barnsley997,647
Barrow-in-Furness283,357
Basildon808,939
Basingstoke and Deane563,609
Bassetlaw411,362
Bath and North East Somerset572,150
Bedford629,465
Bexley906,013
Birmingham6,500,559
Blaby201,282
Blackburn with Darwen644,754
Blackpool1,060,048
Bolsover322,908
Bolton1,393,741
Boston308,254
Bournemouth954,763
Bracknell Forest407,403
Bradford2,399,552
Braintree503,376
Breckland478,854
Brent2,246,191
Brentwood194,570
Brighton and Hove1,497,427
Bristol2,225,899
Broadland272,252
Bromley1,179,334
Bromsgrove222,631
Broxbourne378,460
Broxtowe331,435
Burnley457,318
Bury741,710
Calderdale888,950
Cambridge438,731
Camden1,856,616
Cannock Chase384,181
Canterbury525,886
Carlisle400,327
Castle Point286,984
Central Bedfordshire699,141
Charnwood441,783
Chelmsford464,885
Cheltenham386,863
Cherwell440,337
Cheshire East1,075,137
Cheshire West and Chester1,118,985
Chesterfield505,328
Chichester406,903
Chiltern247,672
Chorley335,748
Christchurch168,512
City of London99,687
Colchester648,349
Copeland267,421
Corby326,202
Cornwall2,318,680
Cotswold257,366
Coventry1,734,762
Craven138,199
Crawley603,690
Croydon2,088,739
Dacorum583,426
Darlington534,777
Dartford324,073
Daventry194,366
Derby1,169,718
Derbyshire Dales186,403
Doncaster1,378,487
Dover470,230
Dudley1,268,760
Durham2,538,206
Ealing2,178,676
East Cambridgeshire255,347
East Devon406,134
East Dorset220,520
East Hampshire303,191
East Hertfordshire396,962
East Lindsey641,503
East Northamptonshire265,081
East Riding of Yorkshire1,057,222
East Staffordshire390,138
Eastbourne502,622
Eastleigh338,693
Eden132,277
Elmbridge374,025
Enfield1,922,862
Epping Forest418,490
Epsom and Ewell196,479
Erewash403,145
Exeter504,265
Fareham256,505
Fenland412,549
Forest Heath222,932
Forest of Dean283,192
Fylde255,665
Gateshead1,151,734
Gedling384,594
Gloucester571,838
Gosport398,271
Gravesham404,246
Great Yarmouth501,279
Greenwich1,926,261
Guildford369,620
Hackney2,928,819
Halton659,966
Hambleton233,401
Hammersmith and Fulham1,354,729
Harborough153,541
Haringey2,178,183
Harlow491,224
Harrogate351,090
Harrow1,154,106
Hart169,969
Hartlepool646,713
Hastings539,876
Havant427,425
Havering930,615
Herefordshire620,381
Hertsmere408,549
High Peak305,979
Hillingdon1,351,669
Hinckley and Bosworth251,958
Horsham333,638
Hounslow1,276,627
Huntingdonshire468,859
Hyndburn407,260
Ipswich693,063
Isle of Wight636,970
Isles of Scilly4,068
Islington2,061,954
Kensington and Chelsea1,162,761
Kettering350,427
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk529,891
Kingston upon Hull1,775,288
Kingston upon Thames610,141
Kirklees1,721,728
Knowsley978,269
Lambeth2,848,690
Lancaster513,633
Leeds4,014,496
Leicester1,855,249
Lewes342,879
Lewisham2,616,998
Lichfield249,311
Lincoln530,979
Liverpool3,340,547
Luton1,072,212
Maidstone536,619
Maldon178,949
Malvern Hills237,183
Manchester3,562,339
Mansfield468,243
Medway1,084,359
Melton132,864
Mendip373,110
Merton845,884
Mid Devon247,297
Mid Suffolk236,728
Mid Sussex334,360
Middlesbrough1,051,842
Milton Keynes1,238,793
Mole Valley221,623
New Forest484,586
Newark and Sherwood365,114
Newcastle-under-Lyme430,064
Newcastle upon Tyne1,516,416
Newham2,050,990
North Devon380,990
North Dorset201,003
North East Derbyshire346,094
North East Lincolnshire813,662
North Hertfordshire452,452
North Kesteven301,461
North Lincolnshire667,195
North Norfolk353,345
North Somerset750,121
North Tyneside1,016,610
North Warwickshire203,670
North West Leicestershire305,698
Northampton957,068
Northumberland1,289,883
Norwich886,315
Nottingham2,050,955
Nuneaton and Bedworth499,185
Oadby and Wigston135,621
Oldham1,069,693
Oxford602,135
Pendle406,978
Peterborough1,052,444
Plymouth1,380,638
Poole533,225
Portsmouth1,276,311
Preston639,408
Purbeck155,331
Reading907,287
Redbridge1,061,166
Redcar and Cleveland758,980
Redditch339,907
Reigate and Banstead416,526
Ribble Valley120,215
Richmond upon Thames593,789
Richmondshire117,505
Rochdale1,117,737
Rochford207,720
Rossendale264,511
Rother304,638
Rotherham1,236,929
Rugby306,578
Runnymede235,859
Rushcliffe233,558
Rushmoor398,025
Rutland82,911
Ryedale155,585
Salford1,546,037
Sandwell1,785,188
Scarborough527,027
Sedgemoor438,725
Sefton1,211,865
Selby215,124
Sevenoaks322,251
Sheffield2,723,246
Shepway475,590
Shropshire962,065
Slough793,334
Solihull675,327
South Bucks166,747
South Cambridgeshire341,884
South Derbyshire256,183
South Gloucestershire755,258
South Hams264,706
South Holland299,277
South Kesteven430,847
South Lakeland258,011
South Norfolk349,149
South Northamptonshire171,564
South Oxfordshire327,443
South Ribble306,006
South Somerset529,785
South Staffordshire299,835
South Tyneside1,024,450
Southampton1,245,248
Southend-on-Sea888,461
Southwark2,415,195
Spelthorne301,477
St Albans376,310
St Edmundsbury368,282
St Helens918,027
Stafford355,892
Staffordshire Moorlands229,324
Stevenage461,869
Stockport990,068
Stockton-on-Tees961,088
Stoke-on-Trent1,380,973
Stratford-upon-Avon346,374
Stroud328,997
Suffolk Coastal364,586
Sunderland1,609,576
Surrey Heath206,503
Sutton738,895
Swale605,942
Swindon745,113
Tameside1,199,715
Tamworth302,490
Tandridge250,916
Taunton Deane411,198
Teignbridge464,545
Telford and Wrekin869,461
Tendring718,769
Test Valley342,642
Tewkesbury228,835
Thanet793,508
Three Rivers282,704
Thurrock724,102
Tonbridge and Malling360,285
Torbay801,393
Torridge252,165
Tower Hamlets2,477,528
Trafford748,077
Tunbridge Wells387,360
Uttlesford189,059
Vale of White Horse312,857
Wakefield1,623,695
Walsall1,492,813
Waltham Forest1,631,449
Wandsworth1,880,772
Warrington632,786
Warwick389,027
Watford425,595
Waveney497,180
Waverley308,400
Wealden364,746
Wellingborough321,192
Welwyn Hatfield485,335
West Berkshire457,754
West Devon176,324
West Dorset335,019
West Lancashire382,885
West Lindsey342,040
West Oxfordshire282,545
West Somerset155,230
Westminster1,751,809
Weymouth and Portland337,508
Wigan1,416,315
Wiltshire1,380,896
Winchester320,396
Windsor and Maidenhead425,574
Wirral1,598,521
Woking275,126
Wokingham241,437
Wolverhampton1,490,701
Worcester416,402
Worthing415,699
Wychavon363,600
Wycombe525,451
Wyre421,385
Wyre Forest406,623
York515,581
Wales
Blaenau Gwent427,742
Bridgend647,624
Caerphilly841,409
Cardiff1,715,562
Carmarthenshire709,951
Ceredigion259,604
Conwy497,469
Denbighshire452,289
Flintshire495,582
Gwynedd475,850
Isle of Anglesey269,297
Merthyr Tydfil340,249
Monmouthshire284,605
Neath Port Talbot689,622
Newport760,425
Pembrokeshire485,617
Powys424,163
Rhondda Cynon Taf1,093,067
Swansea1,119,443
Torfaen470,984
Vale of Glamorgan483,514
Wrexham601,022
Scotland
Aberdeen824,970
Aberdeenshire712,677
Angus449,065
Argyll and Bute404,355
Clackmannanshire276,077
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar132,066
Dumfries and Galloway737,663
Dundee1,025,957
East Ayrshire667,394
East Dunbartonshire276,959
East Lothian350,360
East Renfrewshire225,112
Edinburgh2,208,590
Falkirk705,596
Fife1,664,948
Glasgow4,867,216
Highland799,883
Inverclyde492,472
Midlothian348,918
Moray312,938
North Ayrshire818,701
North Lanarkshire1,795,458
Orkney86,456
Perth and Kinross538,372
Renfrewshire966,648
Scottish Borders526,163
Shetland68,489
South Ayrshire561,055
South Lanarkshire1,401,321
Stirling297,380
West Dunbartonshire652,110
West Lothian820,886.

Article 3(3)

SCHEDULE 2New Schedule 1ZB to 1998 Order

Article 12(1)(bza)

SCHEDULE 1ZBAdditional amount of subsidy: Verify Earnings and Pension Alerts Service

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule—

“relevant activities” means activities carried out by authorities receiving VEP alerts to administer those alerts;

“VEP alerts” means alerts given by the Secretary of State to authorities with a view to enabling authorities to prevent fraud and error arising from real time identification of changes of income.

Additional amount: relevant year beginning with 1st April 2018

2.  The additional amount of subsidy for an authority for the relevant year beginning with 1st April 2018 is the amount specified for that authority in the Housing Benefit Circular HB S10/2018 published by the Department for Work and Pensions on 2nd May 2018(20).

Use of amount paid under paragraph 2

3.  An authority must use the additional amount received under paragraph 2 in connection with relevant activities.

Article 4(3)

SCHEDULE 3Substitution of Part 3 of Schedule 4A to the 1998 Order

PART 3WEEKLY RENT LIMITS FOR PURPOSES OF PART 2: AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND

Relevant Year 2018-2019

AuthorityWeekly rent limit (£)
Adur93.67
Arun90.45
Ashfield68.12
Ashford89.13
Babergh89.11
Barking and Dagenham97.75
Barnet107.95
Barnsley74.53
Barrow-in-Furness74.87
Basildon87.55
Bassetlaw72.24
Birmingham82.61
Blackpool71.08
Bolsover81.61
Bournemouth83.32
Brent115.86
Brentwood94.22
Brighton and Hove84.18
Bristol80.90
Broxtowe74.23
Bury76.45
Cambridge102.69
Camden121.13
Cannock Chase75.43
Canterbury88.11
Castle Point88.14
Central Bedfordshire101.36
Charnwood74.14
Cheltenham80.14
Cheshire West and Chester82.23
Chesterfield79.50
City of London106.20
City of York79.15
Colchester87.32
Corby78.62
Cornwall70.84
Crawley102.93
Croydon105.82
Dacorum108.18
Darlington70.84
Dartford89.81
Derby78.50
Doncaster73.09
Dover84.08
Dudley82.54
Ealing101.32
East Devon81.52
East Riding of Yorkshire79.09
Eastbourne79.33
Enfield101.10
Epping Forest99.17
Exeter75.13
Fareham90.81
Gateshead76.27
Gosport83.63
Gravesham89.44
Great Yarmouth74.70
Greenwich102.98
Guildford110.47
Hackney100.76
Hammersmith and Fulham115.80
Haringey106.19
Harlow91.92
Harrogate80.51
Harrow113.57
Hartlepool100.62
Havering96.37
High Peak73.03
Hillingdon109.03
Hinckley and Bosworth78.30
Hounslow102.46
Ipswich82.06
Islington121.19
Isles of Scilly80.09
Kensington and Chelsea127.88
Kettering81.26
Kingston upon Hull74.98
Kingston upon Thames112.18
Kirklees69.66
Lambeth108.68
Lancaster77.13
Leeds74.04
Leicester71.72
Lewes89.29
Lewisham96.29
Lincoln68.65
Luton86.53
Manchester74.13
Mansfield73.01
Medway Towns81.79
Melton77.06
Mid Devon78.55
Mid Suffolk82.21
Milton Keynes85.68
New Forest99.28
Newark and Sherwood77.98
Newcastle upon Tyne75.07
Newham97.67
North East Derbyshire81.18
North Kesteven76.36
North Tyneside76.47
North Warwickshire87.76
North West Leicestershire78.89
Northampton83.05
Northumberland68.17
Norwich79.22
Nottingham74.88
Nuneaton and Bedworth78.05
Oadby and Wigston79.19
Oldham79.33
Oxford City108.92
Poole84.98
Portsmouth84.78
Reading104.67
Redbridge102.63
Redditch77.97
Richmondshire77.60
Rotherham75.79
Rugby86.53
Runnymede110.22
Salford80.25
Sandwell81.28
Sedgemoor77.57
Selby78.21
Sheffield71.78
Shepway84.04
Shropshire81.41
Slough106.14
Solihull82.13
South Cambridgeshire106.87
South Derbyshire79.81
South Holland75.60
South Kesteven78.67
South Tyneside75.22
Southampton84.68
Southend-on-Sea85.75
Southwark107.89
St Albans113.74
Stevenage97.80
Stockport74.61
Stoke-on-Trent70.37
Stroud82.37
Sutton106.95
Swindon82.74
Tamworth80.28
Tandridge98.06
Taunton Deane82.23
Tendring83.82
Thanet80.84
Thurrock85.89
Tower Hamlets110.64
Uttlesford98.32
Waltham Forest101.92
Wandsworth124.78
Warwick93.66
Waveney80.20
Waverley114.44
Wealden84.65
Welwyn Hatfield107.96
West Lancashire76.06
Westminster124.93
Wigan76.89
Wiltshire88.03
Winchester101.19
Woking104.18
Wokingham115.22
Wolverhampton79.69.

Article 4(4)

SCHEDULE 4Substitution of Part 5 of Schedule 4A to the 1998 Order

PART 5AMOUNTS FOR PURPOSES OF PART 4, PARAGRAPH 4: AUTHORITIES IN WALES

Relevant Year 2018-2019

Local authority(1) Specified amount “O”(£)(2) Guideline rent increase “P” (£)
Caerphilly86.005.72
Cardiff96.696.29
Carmarthenshire85.565.68
Denbighshire83.285.68
Flintshire86.505.87
Isle of Anglesey82.385.73
Pembrokeshire86.835.36
Powys87.415.67
Swansea84.325.78
Vale of Glamorgan93.606.09
Wrexham85.615.73.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/562) (“the 1998 Order”) which provides for the calculation and payment of housing benefit subsidy to local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland which administer housing benefit. Section 140F(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5) authorises the making, revocation or varying of an Order before, during or after the year to which it relates.

Article 3(2) substitutes Schedule 1 to the 1998 Order with a new Schedule 1 prescribing the sums to be used in the calculation of subsidy for the year beginning 1st April 2017.

Article 3(1)(a) and (3) and Schedule 2 insert a new Schedule 1ZB which has effect for the purposes of determining additional amounts of subsidy payable for the year beginning with 1st April 2018. In particular, the new Schedule prescribes a system for the making of additional payments of subsidy to authorities administering alerts relating to the earnings and pension entitlement of claimants for housing benefit (“the VEP alert Service”), as notified by the Secretary of State to local authorities on 2nd May 2018.

In the VEP Alert Service, authorities are given funding to carry out activities to enable them to verify earnings and pension information based on their use of real time information. Some or all of the funding may be recovered if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the funding is not being used in connection with those activities. The amendments at article 3(1)(b) and (4) revoke provisions relating to the previous incentive scheme.

Article 4 has effect for the purposes of determining subsidy payable for the year beginning with 1st April 2018. Paragraph (2) amends paragraph 3 of Schedule 4A to provide that the rebate proportion figure for 2018/2019 is 0.756. Paragraph (3) substitutes Part 3 of Schedule 4A to the 1998 Order in respect of weekly rent limits for authorities in England. With respect to authorities in Wales, paragraph (4) substitutes Part 5 of Schedule 4A to the 1998 Order which sets out the specified amount “O” and the guideline rent increase “P” used when calculating deductions from subsidy under paragraph 4 in Part 4 of that Schedule.

The amendments in article 5 reflect new arrangements when local authorities in England claim final subsidy. Those authorities must firstly notify the Secretary of State of the identity of their reporting accountant who must test the claim in accordance with the Housing Benefit Assurance Process (set out on the Department for Work and Pensions website) alongside the authority for compliance with the provisions of the 1998 Order. The reporting accountant must then complete a report of factual findings on the claim which must be submitted the Secretary of State. Article 5 also makes amendments consequential on the new process.

Hard copies of the circulars and guidance referenced in this Order are available from the Department for Work and Pensions, Business Finance and Housing Delivery Directorate, Housing Delivery Division, Room 2.2.R, Peel Park, Blackpool FY4 5ES.

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

(1)

1992 c.5. Sections 140B, 140C and 140F were inserted by section 121 of, paragraph 4 of Schedule 12 to the Housing Act 1996 (c.52). Section 140B was amended by sections 10 and 22 of, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 to, the Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997 (c.47) (“the Fraud Act”). Section 189(1) and (4) was amended by paragraph 109 of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Act 1998 (c.14). Section 189(4) was amended by S.I. 2013/252. Section 189(7) was amended by section 103 of, and paragraph 24 of Schedule 9 to, the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c.14) and paragraph 10 of Schedule 1 to the Fraud Act. Sections 140B, 140F and 189 were repealed, to the extent they relate to council tax benefit, by section 147 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 14 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c.5) with effect from 1st April 2013 and subject to savings and transitional provisions in articles 9 and 10 of S.I. 2013/358.

(2)

Section 189(8) was amended by section 123 of, and paragraph 3(5) of Schedule 13 to, the Housing Act 1996, section 33 of, and paragraph 10 of Schedule 3, and Schedule 4 to, the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (c.27), section 51 of, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to, the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c.21), section 5(2) of, and paragraph 29 of Schedule 1 to, the Pensions Act 2007 (c.22) and section 2 of, and paragraph 57(1) and (3) of Schedule 3 to, the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc) Act 1999 (c. 2).

(3)

Section 176(1) was amended by section 123 of, and paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 13 to, the Housing Act 1996 and section 69(6) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c.19). It was repealed, to the extent it relates to council tax benefit, by section 147 of, and paragraph 1 of Schedule 14 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012 with effect from 1st April 2013 and subject to savings and transitional provisions in articles 9 and 10 of S.I. 2013/358.

(5)

Article 12(1) was substituted by S.I. 2015/1784.

(6)

Article 12(1)(ba) was inserted by S.I. 2017/900.

(7)

Schedule 1 was substituted by S.I. 2017/900.

(8)

Schedule 1ZA was inserted by S.I. 2017/900.

(9)

Schedule 4A was inserted by S.I. 2004/646.

(10)

Paragraph 3(3) was substituted by S.I. 2017/900.

(11)

Part 3 of Schedule 4A was substituted by S.I. 2017/900.

(12)

Part 5 of Schedule 4A was substituted by S.I. 2017/900.

(14)

Article 3A was inserted by S.I. 2007/26.

(15)

Article 4(3) was amended by S.I. 2007/26 and 2014/1667.

(16)

Article 5 was substituted by S.I. 1998/2865 and amended by S.I. 2007/26.

(17)

Article 6 was amended by S.I. 2004/646, 2007/26, 2009/30 and 2017/900.

(18)

Article 8A was inserted by S.I. 2006/54.

(19)

Schedule 6 was substituted by S.I. 2007/26.

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