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The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2012

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CHAPTER 2Income and capital where there is an award of universal credit

Calculation of income and capital: persons who are not pensioners who have an award of universal credit

9.—(1) In determining the income of an applicant—

(a)who has, or

(b)who (jointly with a partner) has,

an award of universal credit the authority will, subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, use the calculation or estimate of the income of the applicant, or the applicant and the applicant’s partner jointly (as the case may be), made by the Secretary of State for the purpose of determining the award of universal credit.

(2) The authority will adjust the amount of the income referred to in sub-paragraph (1) by multiplying the amount by 12 and dividing the product by 52.

(3) The authority will only adjust the amount of the income as adjusted in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) so far as is necessary to take into account—

(a)the amount of the award of universal credit determined in accordance with sub-paragraph (4);

(b)paragraph 8 (income and capital of non-dependant to be treated as applicant's), if the authority determines that the provision applies in the applicant’s case;

(c)such further reduction (if any) as the authority thinks fit under section 13A(1)(c) of the 1992 Act (power of billing authority to reduce amount of council tax payable).

(4) The amount for the award of universal credit is to be taken into account for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3)(a) is to be determined by multiplying the amount of the award of universal credit by 12 and dividing the product by 52.

(5) Paragraph 8 (income and capital of non-dependant to be treated as applicant's) applies for the purposes of determining any adjustments which fall to be made to the figure for income under sub-paragraph (3).

(6) In determining the capital of an applicant—

(a)who has, or

(b)who (jointly with a partner) has,

an award of universal credit, the authority will use the calculation or estimate of the capital of the applicant, or the applicant and the applicant’s partner jointly (as the case may be), made by the Secretary of State for the purpose of determining that award.

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