Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 and, subject to paragraph (2), shall come into operation on 1st May 2011.

(2) Regulations 4(7)(a) and (9)(b) and 5(7) shall come into operation—

(a)in relation to any case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple of a week, on 4th April 2011; and

(b)in relation to any other case, on 1st April 2011.

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.