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The Relocation Grants (Forms of Application) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 1710 (W.116)

HOUSING, WALES

The Relocation Grants (Forms of Application) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000

Made

20th June 2000

Coming into force in accordance with Regulation 1 (1)

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers given to the Secretary of State by sections 132(4) and 146(1) and (2) of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996(1) which are now vested in the National Assembly so far as exercisable in Wales(2):

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Relocation Grants (Forms of Application) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force 14 days after the day on which they are made.

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales only.

Amendments

2.—(1) The form set out in the Schedule to the Relocation Grants (Form of Application) Regulations 1997(3) is amended as specified in the English text of the Schedule to these Regulations.

(2) The form set out in the Schedule to the Relocation Grants (Form of Application) (Welsh Form of Application) Regulations 1999(4) is amended as specified in the Welsh text of the Schedule to these Regulations.

3.  These Regulations shall not have effect in relation to applications for a grant made before 3rd April 2000.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(5).

D Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

20th June 2000

Regulation 2

SCHEDULEAMENDMENTS TO THE FORM ENTITLED “APPLICATION FOR RELOCATION GRANT”

1.  After question 4.23, insert —

2.  In question 4.31

(a)after “Other scholarships and bursaries etc: £ ... ... ... ... £ ... ... ... ....”,

insert “Note 46B”;

(b)after “Student loan: £ ... ... ... ... £ ... ... ... ...”, insert “Note 46C”.

3  In question 4.34, for “Notes 50 and 50A” substitute “Notes 50, 50A and 50B”.

4.  In the heading before question 4.36, after “student grants” insert “or student loans” and in question 4.36, after “student grant” insert “or student loan”.

5.  At the end of note 30, add:

Gross pay should also include a non-cash voucher which has been taken into account in calculating your earning in accordance with regulation 18(22) to (25) of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 1979.(6).

6.  At the end of notes 31 and 32 add —

Please include the amount of your pension whether it is paid to you or to another person. You do not have to include the amount of your pension, where all of it is paid to your trustee in bankruptcy or to someone else on behalf of your creditors provided that you and any member of your family do not have any income apart from that payment..

7.  After note 34, insert —

34A.  If you or your partner do not know whether you are entitled to receive the national minimum wage for any job, please complete the rest of the form and then ask the Housing Department of the Council when you send in your application..

8.  In note 45, after “George Cross” insert —

ndash; educational maintenance allowance payable by virtue of regulations made under section 518 of the Education Act 1996(7) (payment of school expenses; grant of scholarships etc.) or any other sum in respect of a course of study attended by a child or young person payable by virtue of regulations made under section 518 of the Education Act 1996, section 49 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(8) (power to assist persons to take advantage of educational facilities) or section 12(2)(c) of the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992(9) (provision of financial assistance to students)..

9.  After note 46A, insert —

46B.  Please do not include a sports award except to the extent that it has been made to pay for your expenses, or those of your family, for food, ordinary clothing or footwear, household fuel or rent, or for any council tax or water charges for which you or another member of your family is liable.

  • You do not need to include any payments for vitamins, minerals or other special dietary supplements intended to enhance your performance in the sport for which the award was made.

  • You also do not need to include any payments made for school uniforms or clothing or footwear to be used solely for sporting activities.

46C.  You should give the maximum student loan which you could have acquired, where you did not obtain a student loan or you did not obtain the maximum amount..

10.  After note 50A, insert —

50B.  Please do not include a sports award which you have received less than 26 weeks ago except to the extent that it has been made to pay for your expenses, or those of your family, for food, ordinary clothing or footwear, household fuel or rent, or for any council tax or water charges for which you or another member of your family is liable.

  • You do not need to include any payments for vitamins, minerals or other special dietary supplements intended to enhance your performance in the sport for which the award was made.

  • You also do not need to include any payments made for school uniforms or clothing or footwear to be used solely for sporting activities..

11.  In note 52, after “grant” insert “or student’s loan”.

Explanatory Note

(This note does not form part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Form set out in the Schedule to the Relocation Grants (Form of Application) Regulations 1997 (“the 1997 Regulations”) and the Form set out in the Schedule to the Relocation Grants (Form of Application) (Welsh Form of Application) Regulations 1999 (“the 1999 Regulations”).

The Relocation Grants Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2764), apply the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/2890) as they have effect from time to time, with the modifications prescribed. Amendments to the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996 by the Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/973(W.43) in so far as they apply in Wales, have accordingly necessitated amendments to the 1997 Regulations and the 1999 Regulations.

(1)

1996 c. 53; the Secretary of State can exercise the power under these sections only in relation to England.

(2)

See Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).

(6)

S.I. 1979/591; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1999/561.

(7)

1996 c. 56; section 518 was substituted by section 129 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31).

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