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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements and Default Scheme) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force the day after the day on which they are made.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to a council tax reduction scheme made for a financial year beginning on or after 1 April 2017.

(4) In these Regulations “council tax reduction scheme” (“cynllun gostyngiadau’r dreth gyngor”) means a scheme made by a billing authority in accordance with the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013(1), or the scheme that applies in default by virtue of paragraph 6(1)(e) of Schedule 1B to the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Amendments to the Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013

2.  The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013 are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 6.

3.  In Schedule 1 (determining eligibility for a reduction: pensioners)—

(a)in paragraph 3 (non-dependant deductions: pensioners)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£12.25” substitute “£12.70”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£4.05” substitute “£4.20”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the English language version for “£194.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(vi)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the English language version for “£194.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(vii)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£338.00”, “£420.00” and “£10.25” substitute “£346.00”, “£430.00” and “£10.60” respectively;

(b)in paragraph 11 (calculation of weekly income: pensioners)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “sub-paragraph (2) or (4)” substitute “sub-paragraph (2), (3A), (4A) or (5)”;

(ii)after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) Income calculated pursuant to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant’s earnings from employment change so as to require recalculation under this paragraph, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.;

(iii)after sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) An applicant’s earnings from employment as an employed earner not calculated pursuant to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date of the change, and the beginning of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.;

(c)in paragraph 13(5)(a) (calculation of net earnings of employed earners: pensioners)—

(i)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under section 35, 36 or 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(ii)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(iii)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”;

(d)in paragraph 22(b) (disregard of changes in tax, contributions etc) for “relief” substitute “reliefs under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3 of the Income Tax Act 2007(2)”;

(e)in paragraph 24(1)(b) (calculation of deduction of tax and contributions of self-employed earners) for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under section 35, 36 or 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”.

4.  In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts: pensioners)—

(a)in column (2) of the Table in paragraph 1 (personal allowances)—

(i)in the Welsh language version—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£155.60” and “£168.70” substitute “£159.35” and “£172.55” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£237.55” and “£252.30” substitute “£243.25” and “£258.15” respectively;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£237.55” and “£81.95” substitute “£243.25” and “£83.90” respectively;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£252.30” and “£83.60” substitute “£258.15” and “£85.60” respectively;

(ii)in the English language version—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£155.60” and “£170.45” substitute “£159.35” and “£172.55” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£237.55” and “£255.00” substitute “£243.25” and “£258.15” respectively;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£237.55” and “£81.95” substitute “£243.25” and “£83.90” respectively;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£255.50” and “£84.55” substitute “£258.15” and “£85.60” respectively;

(b)in paragraph 6 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(iii) after “carer’s allowance” insert “under section 70 of the SSCBA(3) or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013(4)”;

(ii)in the closing words of sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “such an allowance” insert “or has such an award of universal credit”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (7)(d)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “be so entitled and in receipt” insert “or have such an award of universal credit”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (8)(a) after “carer’s allowance” insert “or an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (8)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “that allowance” insert “or had such an award of universal credit”;

(c)in the Table in Part 4 (amounts of premium specified in Part 3)—

(i)in the first column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(i), after “carer’s allowance” insert “or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013,”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii), after “such an allowance” insert “or such an award of universal credit”;

(ii)in the second column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£61.85” in each place where it occurs substitute “£62.45” and for “£123.70” substitute “£124.90”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£24.43” substitute “£24.78”;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£60.06” substitute “£60.90”;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£34.60” substitute “£34.95”.

5.  In Schedule 6 (determining eligibility for a reduction: persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)in paragraph 5 (non-dependant deductions: persons who are not pensioners)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£12.25” substitute “£12.70”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£4.05” substitute “£4.20”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the English language version for “£194.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(vi)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the English language version for “£194.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(vii)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£338.00”, “£420.00” and “£10.25” substitute “£346.00”, “£430.00” and “£10.60” respectively;

(b)in paragraph 10(2)(a) (average weekly earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) after “if the applicant has received any earnings” insert “or expects to receive an amount of earnings”;

(c)after paragraph 10 insert—

Date on which income consisting of earnings from employment as an employed earner are taken into account: persons who are not pensioners

10A.  An applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment estimated pursuant to paragraph 10 (average weekly earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) and paragraphs 14 and 15 (earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) of this Schedule must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date of the change, and the beginning of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.;

(d)in paragraph 15(6)(a) (calculation of net earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners)—

(i)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(ii)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(iii)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”;

(e)in paragraph 19(10)(a) (notional income: persons who are not pensioners)—

(i)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(ii)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(iii)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”;

(f)in paragraph 23(b) (disregard of changes in tax, contributions etc) for “relief” substitute “reliefs under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3 of the Income Tax Act 2007”;

(g)in paragraph 25(1)(b) (calculation of deduction of tax and contributions of self-employed earners)—

(i)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under section 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(ii)omit “(personal allowances)”.

6.  In Schedule 7 (applicable amounts: persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)in column (2) of the Table in paragraph 1 (personal allowances)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£73.10” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£73.85” and for “£57.90” substitute “£58.50”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£73.10” substitute “£73.85”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£114.85” substitute “£116.00”;

(b)in paragraph 11 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(iii) after “SSCBA” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013”;

(ii)in the closing words of sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “such an allowance” insert “or has such an award of universal credit”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (5)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “be so entitled and in receipt” insert “or have such an award of universal credit”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (6) after “carer’s allowance” insert “or an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (7)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “that allowance” insert “or had such an award of universal credit”;

(c)in the Table in Part 4 (amounts of premiums specified in Part 3)—

(i)in the first column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i), after “carer’s allowance” insert “or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013,”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii), after “such an allowance” insert “or such an award of universal credit”;

(ii)in the second column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£32.25” and “£45.95” substitute “£32.55” and “£46.40” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£61.85” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£62.45” and for “£123.70” substitute “£124.90”;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£60.06” substitute “£60.90”;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£34.60” substitute “£34.95”;

(ee)in sub-paragraph (5) for “£24.43”, “£15.75” and “£22.60” substitute “£24.78”, “£15.90” and “£22.85” respectively;

(d)in paragraph 23 (amount of work-related activity component), for “£29.05” substitute “£29.35”;

(e)in paragraph 24 (amount of support component), for “£36.20” substitute “£36.55”.

Amendments to the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (Wales) Regulations 2013

7.  The scheme set out in the Schedule to the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Default Scheme) (Wales) Regulations 2013(5) is amended in accordance with regulations 8 to 18.

8.  In paragraph 28 (non-dependant deductions: pensioners and persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£12.25” substitute “£12.70”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£4.05” substitute “£4.20”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) of the English language version for “£194.00” substitute “£200.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the Welsh language version for “£195.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) of the English language version for “£194.00”, “£338.00” and “£8.10” substitute “£200.00”, “£346.00” and “£8.40” respectively;

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£338.00”, “£420.00” and “£10.25” substitute “£346.00”, “£430.00” and “£10.60” respectively.

9.  In paragraph 37 (calculation of weekly income: pensioners)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “sub-paragraph (2) or (4)” substitute “sub-paragraph (2), (3A), (4A) or (5)”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) Income calculated pursuant to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant’s earnings from employment change so as to require recalculation under this paragraph, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.;

(c)after sub-paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) An applicant’s earnings from employment as an employed earner not calculated pursuant to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date of the change, and the beginning of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.

10.  In paragraph 39(5)(a) (calculation of net earnings of employed earners: pensioners)—

(a)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(b)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(c)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”.

11.  In paragraph 44(2)(a) (average weekly earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) after “if the applicant has received any earnings” insert “or expects to receive an amount of earnings”.

12.  After paragraph 44 insert—

Date on which income consisting of earnings from employment as an employed earner are taken into account: persons who are not pensioners

44A.  An applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment estimated pursuant to paragraph 44 (average weekly earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) and paragraphs 48 and 49 (earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners) must be taken into account—

(a)in the case of an application, on the date on which the application was made or treated as made, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week;

(b)in the case of an application or a reduction under a scheme where the applicant commences employment, the first day of the reduction week following the date the applicant commences that employment, and the first day of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week; or

(c)in the case of an application or reduction under a scheme where the applicant’s average weekly earnings from employment change, the first day of the reduction week following the date of the change, and the beginning of each reduction week thereafter, regardless of whether those earnings were actually received in that reduction week.

13.  In paragraph 49(6)(a) (calculation of net earnings of employed earners: persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(b)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(c)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”.

14.  In paragraph 53(10)(a) (notional income: persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A”;

(b)omit “(personal allowances)”;

(c)for “relief” in the second place it occurs substitute “reliefs”.

15.  In paragraph 57(b) (disregard of changes in tax, contributions etc) for “relief” substitute “reliefs under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3 of the Income Tax Act 2007”.

16.  In paragraph 59(1)(b) (calculation of deduction of tax and contributions of self-employed earners)—

(a)for “personal relief to which the applicant is entitled under sections 35 to 37” substitute “personal reliefs to which the applicant is entitled under Chapters 2, 3 and 3A of Part 3”;

(b)omit “(personal allowances)”.

17.  In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts: pensioners)—

(a)in column (2) of the Table in paragraph 1 (personal allowances)—

(i)in the Welsh language version—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£155.60” and “£168.70” substitute “£159.35” and “£172.55” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£237.55” and “£252.30” substitute “£243.25” and “£258.15” respectively;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£237.55” and “£81.95” substitute “£243.25” and “£83.90” respectively;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£252.30” and “£83.60” substitute “£258.15” and “£85.60” respectively;

(ii)in the English language version—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£155.60” and “£170.45” substitute “£159.35” and “£172.55” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£237.55” and “£255.00” substitute “£243.25” and “£258.15” respectively;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£237.55” and “£81.95” substitute “£243.25” and “£83.90” respectively;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£255.50” and “£84.55” substitute “£258.15” and “£85.60” respectively;

(b)in paragraph 6 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(iii) after “carer’s allowance” insert “under section 70 of the SSCBA or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013”;

(ii)in the closing words of sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “such an allowance” insert “or has such an award of universal credit”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (7)(d)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “be so entitled and in receipt” insert “or have such an award of universal credit”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (8)(a) after “carer’s allowance” insert “or an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (8)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “that allowance” insert “or had such an award of universal credit”;

(c)in the Table in Part 4 (amounts of premiums specified in Part 3)—

(i)in the first column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(i), after “carer’s allowance” insert “or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013,”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii), after “such an allowance” insert “or such an award of universal credit”;

(ii)in the second column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£61.85” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£62.45” and for “£123.70” substitute “£124.90”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£24.43” substitute “£24.78”;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£60.06” substitute “£60.90”;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£34.60” substitute “£34.95”.

18.  In Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: persons who are not pensioners)—

(a)in column (2) of the Table in paragraph 1 (personal allowances)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£73.10” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£73.85” and for “£57.90” substitute “£58.50”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£73.10” substitute “£73.85”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£114.85” substitute “£116.00”;

(b)in paragraph 11 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(iii) after “SSCBA” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013”;

(ii)in the closing words of sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “such an allowance” insert “or has such an award of universal credit”;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (5)(b)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “be so entitled and in receipt” insert “or have such an award of universal credit”;

(iv)in sub-paragraph (6) after “carer’s allowance” insert “or an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(v)in sub-paragraph (7)—

(aa)after “carer’s allowance” insert “or having an award of universal credit which includes the carer element”;

(bb)after “that allowance” insert “or had such an award of universal credit”;

(c)in the Table in Part 4 (amounts of premiums specified in Part 3)—

(i)in the first column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i), after “carer’s allowance” insert “or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013,”;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii), after “such an allowance” insert “or such an award of universal credit”;

(ii)in the second column—

(aa)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£32.25” and “£45.95” substitute “£32.55” and “£46.40” respectively;

(bb)in sub-paragraph (2) for “£61.85” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£62.45” and for “£123.70” substitute “£124.90”;

(cc)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£60.06” substitute “£60.90”;

(dd)in sub-paragraph (4) for “£34.60” substitute “£34.95”;

(ee)in sub-paragraph (5) for “£24.43”, “£15.75” and “£22.60” substitute “£24.78”, “£15.90” and “£22.85” respectively;

(d)in paragraph 23 (amount of work-related activity component), for “£29.05” substitute “£29.35”;

(e)in paragraph 24 (amount of support component), for “£36.20” substitute “£36.55”.

Mark Drakeford

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, one of the Welsh Ministers

18 January 2017

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