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Statutory Instruments

2020 No. 234

Social Security

Terms And Conditions Of Employment

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020

Made

10th March 2020

Coming into force in accordance with article 1(3) and (4)

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has made a review as required by sections 150(1)(1) and 151A(1)(2) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and it appeared to the Secretary of State that the general level of prices was greater at the end of the period under review than it was at the beginning of the period.

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has also made a review as required by section 150A(1) of that Act(3) and it appeared to the Secretary of State that the general level of earnings was greater at the end of the period under review than it was at the beginning of the period.

A draft of this Order was laid before Parliament in accordance with sections 150(2), 150A(2) and 190(1)(a) of that Act, and approved by a resolution of each House.

The Treasury(4) has consented to the making of this Order.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 150(5), 150A, 151(6), 151A and 189(1), (4) and (5)(7) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, makes the following Order.

PART 1INTRODUCTION

Citation, extent, commencement and effect

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2020.

(2) This Order extends to England and Wales and Scotland, save for article 3, which, in so far as it increases the sum specified for carer’s allowance in Part III of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act, and states the sum specified for the increase for a qualifying child payable with carer’s allowance in Part IV of Schedule 4 to that Act, extends to England and Wales only.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), this Order shall come into force for the purposes of—

(a)this article and articles 2 and 7, on 1st April 2020;

(b)article 3—

(i)in so far as it relates to any increase to which article 7(9)(b) applies, on 1st April 2020, and

(ii)for all other purposes, on 6th April 2020;

(c)articles 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20, on 6th April 2020;

(d)article 8, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 1st April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Computation of Earnings Regulations;

(e)article 10, on 5th April 2020, except for the purpose of determining the rate of maternity allowance in accordance with section 35A(1)(8) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (appropriate weekly rate of maternity allowance under section 35), for which purpose it shall come into force on 6th April 2020;

(f)article 11, on 5th April 2020;

(g)articles 17 and 18, on 9th April 2020;

(h)articles 21, 22 and 23, in so far as they relate to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Income Support Regulations;

(i)articles 24 and 25, in relation to a case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple thereof, on 6th April 2020, and in relation to any other case, on 1st April 2020;

(j)article 26, 27 and 28, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the JSA Regulations 1996;

(k)article 29, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the JSA Regulations 2013;

(l)article 30, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the State Pension Credit Regulations;

(m)article 31, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the ESA Regulations 2008;

(n)article 32, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the ESA Regulations 2013;

(o)article 33, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first assessment period to commence for that beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020(9), and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “assessment period” has the same meaning as in section 7(2) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012(10); and

(p)article 34, on 5th May 2020.

(4) In so far as articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 29 and 32 relate to a beneficiary in favour of whom an award of universal credit is in force, those articles shall come into force for the purposes of determining the beneficiary’s unearned income in relation to that award on the same day as article 33 comes into force for that beneficiary.

(5) The changes made in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit in—

(a)articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14; and

(b)article 26(b), in so far as that sum is relevant for the purposes of establishing whether the rate of any benefit is not to be increased in respect of an adult dependant because the earnings of the dependant exceed a specified amount,

shall take effect for each case on the date specified in relation to that case in article 7.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

“the Computation of Earnings Regulations” means the Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) Regulations 1996(11);

“the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(12);

“the ESA Regulations 2008” means the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008(13);

“the ESA Regulations 2013” means the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013(14);

“the ESA and UC Regulations 2017” means the Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations 2017(15);

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006(16);

“the Housing Benefit (SPC) Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006(17);

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(18);

“the JSA Regulations 1996” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(19);

“the JSA Regulations 2013” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013(20);

“the LMI Regulations 2017” means the Loans for Mortgage Interest Regulations 2017(21);

“the Pensions Act” means the Pensions Act 2014(22);

“the Pension Schemes Act” means the Pension Schemes Act 1993(23);

“the State Pension Credit Regulations” means the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002(24); and

“the Universal Credit Regulations” means the Universal Credit Regulations 2013(25).

PART 2SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND PENSIONS

Rates or amounts of certain benefits under the Contributions and Benefits Act

3.—(1) From and including the respective dates specified in article 7, the sums specified in paragraph (2) shall be increased so that Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (contributory periodical benefits, non-contributory periodical benefits, increases for dependants and rates of industrial injuries benefit), except paragraph 5 of Part III of that Schedule (guardian’s allowance), has effect as set out in Schedule 1 to this Order.

(2) The sums mentioned in paragraph (1) are the sums specified in Parts I, III, IV and V of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act except in—

(a)Part III, the sum specified for age addition to a pension of any category and otherwise under section 79 of that Act;

(b)Part IV, the sums specified in column (2) (increase for qualifying child); and

(c)Part V, the sums specified for the increase in disablement pension for dependent children and death benefit allowance in respect of children and qualifying young persons(26).

Increase in rates or amounts of certain pensions and allowances under the Contributions and Benefits Act

4.—(1) The sums specified in paragraphs (2) to (5) shall be increased from and including the respective dates specified in article 7.

(2) The sums falling to be calculated under paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 7 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (calculation of weekly rate of a beneficiary’s retirement allowance) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(3) In section 44(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(27) (basic pension in a Category A retirement pension)—

(a)for “£107.65” substitute “£109.50”; and

(b)for “£129.20” substitute “£134.25”.

(4) It is directed(28) that the sums which are—

(a)additional pensions in long-term benefits calculated by reference to any final relevant year earlier than the tax year 2019-2020;

(b)increases in the rates of retirement pensions under Schedule 5 to the Contributions and Benefits Act(29) (pension increase or lump sum where entitlement to retirement pension is deferred);

(c)lump sums to which surviving spouses or civil partners will become entitled under paragraph 7A of that Schedule(30) on becoming entitled to a Category A or Category B retirement pension (entitlement to lump sum where pensioner’s deceased spouse or civil partner has deferred entitlement); and

(d)payable to a pensioner as part of their Category A or Category B retirement pension by virtue of an order made under section 126A of the Social Security Act 1975(31), section 63 of the Social Security Act 1986(32) or section 150(1)(e) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992,

shall in each case be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(5) The sums which, under—

(a)section 55A and 55AA of the Contributions and Benefits Act(33), are shared additional pensions; and

(b)paragraph 2 of Schedule 5A to the Contributions and Benefits Act(34), are increases in the rates of such pensions,

shall in each case be increased by 1.7 per cent.

Increase in rates or amount of certain benefits under the Pension Schemes Act

5.—(1) It is directed(35) that the sums specified in paragraph (2) shall be increased from and including the respective dates specified in article 7.

(2) Sums which are payable by virtue of section 15(1) of the Pension Schemes Act (which provides for increases in a person’s guaranteed minimum pension if payment of their occupational pension is postponed after they attain pensionable age) to a person who is also entitled to a Category A or Category B retirement pension (including sums payable by virtue of section 17(2)(36) and (3) of that Act) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent. where the increase under section 15(1) is attributable to earnings factors for the tax year 1987-88 and earlier tax years(37).

Increase in rates or amounts of certain pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act

6.—(1) The sums specified in paragraphs (2) to (4) shall be increased from and including the date specified in article 7(10).

(2) In regulation 1A of the State Pension Regulations 2015(38) (full rate of state pension) for “£168.60” substitute “£175.20”.

(3) It is directed(39) that the sums which are increases under section 17 of the Pensions Act in the rates of state pensions under Part 1 of that Act shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(4) The amounts which, under—

(a)section 9 of the Pensions Act, are survivor’s pensions based on inheritance of deferred old state pension;

(b)paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 2 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of state pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act at the transitional rate which exceed the full rate;

(c)paragraphs 5(3) and 6 of Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of survivor’s pensions which either alone or in combination with one or more other pensions under Part 1 of that Act exceed the full rate; and

(d)paragraphs 5(3) and 6 of Schedule 9 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of shared state pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act which either alone or in combination with one or more other pensions under Part 1 of that Act exceed the full rate,

shall in each case be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(5) For the purpose of this article, “old state pension” has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Pensions Act.

Dates on which sums specified for rates or amounts of benefits in articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 are changed by this Order

7.—(1) Paragraph (7), which is subject to the provisions of paragraph (9), and paragraphs (2) to (6), (8), (10) and (11) specify the date on which the changes made by this Order in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit in articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 shall take effect for each case.

(2) Any increases in the sums mentioned in articles 3, 4, 12 and 13 for Category A, Category B, Category C and Category D retirement pension and graduated retirement benefit together with, where appropriate, any increases for dependants, shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

(3) The increases in the sums mentioned in article 5 shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

(4) Any increases in the sums specified for the rate of—

(i)attendance allowance, and

(ii)carer’s allowance (except in a case where the Secretary of State has made arrangements for it to be paid on a Wednesday)

shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

(5) Any increases in the sums specified for—

(a)the rate of—

(i)carer’s allowance in a case where the Secretary of State has made arrangements for it to be paid on a Wednesday,

(ii)disablement benefit,

(iii)maximum disablement gratuity under paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 7 to the Contributions and Benefits Act,

(iv)industrial death benefit by way of widow’s and widower’s pension, and

(v)the maximum of the aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents, under section 107(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act; and

(b)any increases in—

(i)the benefits referred to in paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iv) of sub-paragraph (a) in respect of dependants, and

(ii)disablement pension,

shall take effect on 8th April 2020.

(6) In any case where a person’s weekly rate of Category A or Category B retirement pension falls to be increased under the provisions of section 47(1) or 48C(2) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(40) by reference to the weekly rate of invalidity allowance or age addition to long-term incapacity benefit to which the person was previously entitled, any increase in such sum shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

(7) The changes in the sums specified for the rate of incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance together with, where appropriate, any increases for dependants, shall take effect on 9th April 2020.

(8) The increases in the sums falling to be calculated in accordance with paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 7 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (retirement allowance) shall take effect on 8th April 2020.

(9) Any increase in the sum specified in article 26(b) of this Order, in so far as that sum is relevant for the purposes of establishing whether the rate of any benefit is not to be increased in respect of an adult dependant because the earnings of the dependant exceed a specified amount(41), shall take effect—

(a)except in a case where sub-paragraph (b) applies, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for the beneficiary on or after 6th April 2020;

(b)in a case where regulation 7(b) of the Computation of Earnings Regulations (date on which earnings are treated as paid) applies, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for the beneficiary on or after 1st April 2020,

and for the purpose of this paragraph, “benefit week” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Computation of Earnings Regulations.

(10) Any increases in the sums mentioned in article 6 for state pension under Part 1 of the Pensions Act shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

(11) The increase in the sum mentioned in article 14 shall take effect on 6th April 2020.

Earnings Limits

8.  In section 80(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(42) (earnings limits in respect of child dependency increases)—

(a)for “£240.00”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “£245.00”; and

(b)for “£32.00” substitute “£33.00”.

Statutory Sick Pay

9.  In section 157(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(43) (rate of payment of statutory sick pay) for “£94.25” substitute “£95.85”.

Statutory Maternity Pay

10.  In regulation 6 of the Statutory Maternity Pay (General) Regulations 1986(44) (prescribed rate of statutory maternity pay) for “£148.68” substitute “£151.20”.

Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Shared Parental Pay

11.—(1) In the Statutory Paternity Pay and Statutory Adoption Pay (Weekly Rates) Regulations 2002(45)—

(a)in regulation 2(a) (weekly rate of payment of statutory paternity pay) for “£148.68” substitute “£151.20”; and

(b)in regulation 3(a) (weekly rate of payment of statutory adoption pay) for “£148.68” substitute “£151.20”.

(2) In regulation 40(1)(a) of the Statutory Shared Parental Pay (General) Regulations 2014(46) (weekly rate of payment of statutory shared parental pay) for “£148.68” substitute “£151.20”.

Increase in rate of graduated retirement benefit

12.—(1) In section 36(1) of the National Insurance Act 1965(47) (graduated retirement benefit)—

(a)the sum of “14.16” pence shall be increased by 1.7 per cent; and

(b)the reference to that sum shall have effect as a reference to “14.40” pence.

(2) The sums which are the increases of graduated retirement benefit under Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (No. 2) Regulations 1978(48) (increases for deferred retirement) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(3) The sums which are lump sums to which surviving spouses or civil partners will become entitled under Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) Regulations 2005(49) (increases of graduated retirement benefit and lump sums) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

(4) The sums which are the additions under section 37(1) of the National Insurance Act 1965 (additions for widows and widowers) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

Increase in amount of Category C retirement pension under the Social Security (Widow’s Benefit and Retirement Pensions) Regulations 1979

13.  In regulation 11(3) of the Social Security (Widow’s Benefit and Retirement Pensions) Regulations 1979(50) (Category C retirement pension for widows of men over pensionable age on 5th July 1948) for “£77.45” substitute “£80.45”.

Maximum additional pension

14.  In regulation 3A of the Social Security (Maximum Additional Pension) Regulations 2010(51) (prescribed maximum additional pension for survivors who become entitled on or after 6th April 2016) for “£176.41” substitute “£179.41”.

Increase in rates of Disability Living Allowance

15.  In regulation 4 of the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 1991(52) (rate of benefit)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£87.65” substitute “£89.15”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£58.70” substitute “£59.70”;

(c)in paragraph (1)(c) for “£23.20” substitute “£23.60”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£61.20” substitute “£62.25”; and

(e)in paragraph (2)(b) for “£23.20” substitute “£23.60”.

Increase in rates of Personal Independence Payment

16.  In regulation 24 of the Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013(53) (rate of personal independence payment)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£58.70” substitute “£59.70”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£87.65” substitute “£89.15”;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£23.20” substitute “£23.60”; and

(d)in paragraph (2)(b) for “£61.20” substitute “£62.25”.

Rates of age addition

17.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), in regulation 10(2) of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Regulations 1994(54) (increase in rate of incapacity benefit where beneficiary is under prescribed age on the qualifying date)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£22.90” substitute “£23.30”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£11.50” substitute “£11.70”.

(2) In the case of a claimant entitled to long-term incapacity benefit who was subject to regulation 2(3) of the Employment and Support Allowance (Up-rating Modification) (Transitional) Regulations 2008(55) the sums specified in regulation 10(2)(a) and (b) of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) Regulations 1994 shall be increased to “£12.10” and “£6.70” respectively.

Rates of transitional invalidity allowance

18.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), in regulation 18(2) of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) (Transitional) Regulations 1995(56) (rate of long-term incapacity benefit in transitional cases)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£22.90” substitute “£23.30”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£14.70” substitute “£14.90”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£7.35” substitute “£7.45”.

(2) In the case of a claimant entitled to long-term incapacity benefit who was subject to regulation 2(3) of the Employment and Support Allowance (Up-rating Modification) (Transitional) Regulations 2008 the sums specified in regulation 18(2)(a), (b) and (c) of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) (Transitional) Regulations 1995 shall be increased to “£12.10”, “£6.70” and “£6.70” respectively.

Rates of bereavement benefits

19.  In the Rate of Bereavement Benefits Regulations 2010(57)—

(a)in regulation 2 (rate of widowed mother’s allowance and widow’s pension) for “£119.90” substitute “£121.95”; and

(b)in regulation 3 (rate of widowed parent’s allowance) for “£119.90” substitute “£121.95”.

Rates of bereavement support payment

20.  In regulation 3 of the Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017(58) (rate of bereavement support payment)—

(a)in paragraph (1) “£350” remains unchanged;

(b)in paragraph (2) “£3,500” remains unchanged;

(c)in paragraph (4) “£100” remains unchanged; and

(d)in paragraph (5) “£2,500” remains unchanged.

PART 3INCOME SUPPORT AND HOUSING BENEFIT

Applicable amounts for Income Support

21.—(1) The sums that are relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Income Support Regulations shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 2 and 3 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Income Support Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In—

(a)regulations 17(1)(b)(59), 18(1)(c) and 21(1)(60); and

(b)paragraphs 13A(2)(a)(61) and 14(2)(a)(62) of Part III of Schedule 2,

the sum specified is in each case £3,000 (which remains unchanged).

(3) In Part I of Schedule 2 (applicable amounts: personal allowances)—

(a)the sums specified in paragraph 1(63) shall be as set out in Schedule 2 to this Order; and

(b)in paragraph 2(1)(64), in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of column (2) of the table for “£66.90” substitute “£68.27”.

(4) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 2(65) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 2(66) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 3 to this Order.

(6) In paragraph 11(5) of Schedule 3(67) (general provisions applying to housing costs) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 20 of the LMI Regulations 2017(68) “£100,000” remains unchanged.

(7) In paragraph 18 of Schedule 3(69) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

Income Support Transitional Protection

22.  It is directed(70) that the sums which are special transitional additions to income support payable in accordance with regulation 15 of the Income Support (Transitional) Regulations 1987(71) (special transitional addition) shall be increased by 1.7 per cent.

The relevant sum for Income Support

23.  In section 126(7) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(72) (trade disputes: the relevant sum) for “£40.50” substitute “£41.00”.

Housing Benefit

24.—(1) The sums that are relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit Regulations shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 4 and 5 to this Order; and unless otherwise stated, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Housing Benefit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 27(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) “£175.00” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) “£300” remains unchanged.

(3) In regulation 74(73) (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

(4) In paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1(74) (ineligible service charges), for “£28.55”, “£28.55”, “£14.50”, “£19.05”, “£19.05”, “£9.55” and “£3.55” substitute “£29.05”, “£29.05”, “£14.75”, “£19.35”, “£19.35”, “£9.70” and “£3.60” respectively.

(5) In paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1(75) (payments in respect of fuel charges)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£32.70” substitute “£34.30”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) and (d) for “£3.80” substitute “£4.00”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£2.60” substitute “£2.75”.

(6) In Part 1 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: personal allowances)—

(a)the sums specified in paragraph 1(76) shall be as set out in Schedule 4 to this Order; and

(b)in paragraph 2(1)(77), in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of column (2) of the table for “£66.90” substitute “£68.27”.

(7) In paragraph 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: family premium) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 4 of the Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations 2015(78)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) “£22.20” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”.

(8) The sums specified in Part 4 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 5 to this Order.

(9) In Part 6 of Schedule 3(79) (amount of component)—

(a)in paragraph 25, as it has effect in cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017(80), for “£29.05” substitute “£29.55”; and

(b)in paragraph 26(81) for “£38.55” substitute “£39.20”.

(10) In paragraph 17(1)(82) and (3)(c) of Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) “£17.10” remains unchanged.

(11) In paragraph 56 of Schedule 5 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) “£17.10” remains unchanged.

Housing Benefit for certain persons over the qualifying age for State Pension Credit

25.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit (SPC) Regulations shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 6 and 7 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Housing Benefit (SPC) Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 30(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) “£175.00” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) “£300.00” remains unchanged.

(3) In regulation 55(83) (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

(4) In paragraph 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 1(84) (ineligible service charges), for “£28.55”, “£28.55”, “£14.50”, “£19.05”, “£19.05”, “£9.55” and “£3.55” substitute “£29.05”, “£29.05”, “£14.75”, “£19.35”, “£19.35”, “£9.70” and “£3.60” respectively.

(5) In paragraph 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1(85) (payments in respect of fuel charges)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£32.70” substitute “£34.30”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) and (d) for “£3.80” substitute “£4.00”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£2.60” substitute “£2.75”.

(6) In Part 1 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: personal allowances)—

(a)the sums specified in paragraph 1(86) shall be as set out in Schedule 6 to this Order; and

(b)in paragraph 2(1)(87), in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of column (2) of the table for “£66.90” substitute “£68.27”.

(7) In paragraph 3(1) of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: family premium) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 4 of the Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”.

(8) The sums specified in Part 4 of Schedule 3 (applicable amounts: amounts of premiums specified in Part 3) shall be as set out in Schedule 7 to this Order.

(9) In paragraph 9(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 4 (sums disregarded from claimant’s earnings) “£17.10” remains unchanged.

(10) In paragraph 21 of Schedule 5(88) (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) “£17.10” remains unchanged.

PART 4JOBSEEKER’S ALLOWANCE

Increase in age-related amounts of contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

26.  In regulation 79(1) of the JSA Regulations 1996(89) (weekly amounts of contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£57.90” substitute “£58.90”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£73.10” substitute “£74.35”.

Applicable amounts for Jobseeker’s Allowance

27.—(1) The sums that are relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the JSA Regulations 1996 shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 8 to 10 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the JSA Regulations 1996 bearing that number.

(2) In—

(a)regulations 83(b), 84(1)(c) and 85(1)(90); and

(b)paragraphs 15A(2)(a)(91) and 16(2)(a)(92) of Part III of Schedule 1,

the sum specified is in each case £3,000 (which remains unchanged).

(3) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: personal allowances)—

(a)the sums specified in paragraph 1(93) shall be as set out in Schedule 8 to this Order; and

(b)in paragraph 2(1)(94) in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of column (2) of the table for “£66.90” substitute “£68.27”.

(4) In paragraph 4 of Part II of Schedule 1(95) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£17.45” substitute “£17.60”.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 1(96) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 9 to this Order.

(6) The sums specified in Part IVB of Schedule 1(97) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums for joint-claim couples) shall be as set out in Schedule 10 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 10(4) of Schedule 2(98) (general provisions applying to housing costs) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 20 of the LMI Regulations 2017(99) “£100,000” remains unchanged.

(8) In paragraph 17 of Schedule 2(100) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

The prescribed sum for the JSA Regulations 1996

28.  In regulation 172 of the JSA Regulations 1996(101) (trade disputes: prescribed sum) for “£40.50” substitute “£41.00”.

Amounts for the JSA Regulations 2013

29.  In regulation 49 of the JSA Regulations 2013(102) (weekly amounts of jobseeker’s allowance)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£57.90” substitute “£58.90”; and

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£73.10” substitute “£74.35”.

PART 5STATE PENSION CREDIT

State Pension Credit

30.—(1) The amounts as specified in the State Pension Credit Regulations shall be the amounts set out in this article and any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the State Pension Credit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 6(103) (amount of the guarantee credit)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£255.25” substitute “£265.20”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£167.25” substitute “£173.75”;

(c)in paragraph (5)(a) for “£65.85” substitute “£66.95”;

(d)in paragraph (5)(b) for “£131.70” substitute “£133.90”; and

(e)in paragraph (8) for “£36.85” substitute “£37.50”.

(3) In regulation 7(2)(104) (savings credit) for “£144.38” and “£229.67” substitute “£150.47” and “£239.17” respectively.

(4) In paragraph 8(2) of Schedule II(105) (general provisions applying to housing costs) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 20 of the LMI Regulations 2017(106) “£100,000” remains unchanged.

(5) In paragraph 14 of Schedule II(107) (persons residing with the claimant)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

(6) In paragraph 9 of Schedule IIA(108) (additional amount applicable for claimants responsible for a child or qualifying young person)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£53.34” substitute “£54.32”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)—

(i)for “£29.02” substitute “£29.52”; and

(ii)for “£90.23” substitute “£92.12”.

(7) In paragraph 10 of Schedule IIA for “£63.84” substitute “£64.82”.

(8) In paragraph 1 of Schedule III(109) (polygamous marriages)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (5), in the substituted paragraph (1) of regulation 6, for “£255.25” and “£88.00” substitute “£265.20” and “£91.45” respectively; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (7), in the substituted paragraph (2) of regulation 7, for “£229.67” substitute “£239.17”.

PART 6EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

Applicable amounts for the ESA Regulations 2008

31.—(1) The sums that are relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the ESA Regulations 2008 shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 11 and 12 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the ESA Regulations 2008 bearing that number.

(2) The sums specified in Part 1 of Schedule 4(110) (prescribed amounts) shall be as set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 11 to this Order except in cases referred to in paragraph (3).

(3) In cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017, the sums specified in paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 to the ESA Regulations 2008 shall be as set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 11 to this Order.

(4) The sums specified in Part 3 of Schedule 4(111) (weekly amount of premiums specified in Part 2) shall be as set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12 to this Order.

(5) In cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017, the sums specified in paragraph 11(1) of Schedule 4 to the ESA Regulations 2008 shall be as set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 12 to this Order.

(6) In Part 4 of Schedule 4 (the component)—

(a)in cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017, in paragraph 12 for “£29.05” substitute “£29.55”; and

(b)in paragraph 13(112) for “£38.55” substitute “£39.20”.

(7) In paragraph 12 of Schedule 6(113) (general provisions applying to housing costs) as it has effect in a case falling within regulation 20 of the LMI Regulations 2017(114)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (4) “£100,000” remains unchanged;

(b)in sub-paragraph (12)(b)(115) “£150,000” remains unchanged; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (12)(c) “£125,000” remains unchanged.

(8) In paragraph 19 of Schedule 6(116) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£100.65” substitute “£102.35”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£15.60” substitute “£15.85”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£35.85” substitute “£36.45”;

(ii)for “£143.00” substitute “£149.00”; and

(iii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£49.20” substitute “£50.05”;

(ii)for “£209.00” substitute “£217.00”; and

(iii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£80.55” substitute “£81.90”;

(ii)for “£272.00” substitute “£283.00”; and

(iii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£91.70” substitute “£93.25”;

(ii)for “£363.00” substitute “£377.00”; and

(iii)for “£451.00” substitute “£469.00”.

Prescribed amount for the ESA Regulations 2013

32.—(1) In regulation 62 of the ESA Regulations 2013 (prescribed amounts)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) and (b)(i)(117) for “£73.10” substitute “£74.35”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b)(ii)(118) for “£57.90” substitute “£58.90”; and

(c)in paragraph (2)(119) for “£38.55” substitute “£39.20”.

(2) In regulation 62(2) of the ESA Regulations 2013 (prescribed amounts), as it has effect in cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017(120)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£29.05” substitute “£29.55”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£38.55” substitute “£39.20”.

(3) In regulation 62 of the ESA Regulations 2013 (prescribed amounts) as modified by paragraph 12 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit) (Existing Awards) (No. 2) Regulations 2010(121) as that paragraph is modified by paragraph 21(10) of Schedule 4 to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013(122)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a)(i) and (ii)(aa) for “£73.10” substitute “£74.35”; and

(b)in paragraph (1)(a)(ii)(bb) for “£57.90” substitute “£58.90”.

PART 7UNIVERSAL CREDIT

Universal Credit

33.—(1) In the table in regulation 22 of the Universal Credit Regulations(123) (deduction of income and work allowance)—

(a)for “£503”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “£512”; and

(b)for “£287”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “£292”.

(2) The amounts specified in the table in regulation 36 of the Universal Credit Regulations(124) (table showing amounts of elements) shall be as set out in Schedule 13 to this Order.

(3) In paragraph 14(1) of Schedule 4 to the Universal Credit Regulations(125) (amount of housing cost contributions) for “£73.89” substitute “£75.15”.

(4) In Part 4 of Schedule 5 to the Universal Credit Regulations (calculation of amount of housing costs element for owner-occupiers)—

(a)in paragraph 10(2) Step 3; and

(b)in paragraph 11(2) Step 2,

as those paragraphs have effect in a case falling within regulation 20 of the LMI Regulations 2017(126) “£200,000” remains unchanged.

PART 8REVOCATION

Revocations

34.  The following are revoked—

(a)the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2015(127);

(b)the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015(128) to the extent that it remains in force;

(c)the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017(129) to the extent that it remains in force;

(d)the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018(130) to the extent that it remains in force; and

(e)the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019(131).

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

Will Quince

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department for Work and Pensions

9th March 2020

We consent,

Maggie Throup

Rebecca Harris

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

10th March 2020

Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1PROVISIONS OF SCHEDULE 4 TO THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS ACT AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART I(132)CONTRIBUTORY PERIODICAL BENEFITS

Description of benefitWeekly rate
2.Short-term incapacity benefit.(a) lower rate£86.10
(b) higher rate£101.90
2A.Long-term incapacity benefit.£114.15
5.Category B retirement pension where section 48A(4) or 48AA(4) applies.£80.45

PART IIINON-CONTRIBUTORY PERIODICAL BENEFITS

Description of benefitWeekly rate
1.Attendance allowance.(a) higher rate£89.15
(b) lower rate£59.70
(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 65(3)).
2.Severe disablement allowance.£80.85
3.Age related addition.(a) higher rate£12.10
(b) middle rate£6.70
(c) lower rate£6.70
(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 69(1)).
4.Carer’s allowance(133).£67.25
7.Category D retirement pension(134).£80.45
8.Age addition (to a pension of any category, and otherwise under section 79).£0.25.

PART IVINCREASES FOR DEPENDANTS

Benefit to which increase applies (1)(135)Increase for qualifying child (2)Increase for adult dependant (3)
££
1A.Short-term incapacity benefit(136)—
(a)where the beneficiary is under pensionable age;11.3551.65
(b)where the beneficiary is over pensionable age.11.3563.80
2.Long-term incapacity benefit.11.3566.30
4.Widowed mother’s allowance.11.35
4A.Widowed parent’s allowance(137).11.35
5.Category A or B retirement pension.11.35
6.Category C retirement pension.11.35
8.Severe disablement allowance.11.3539.75
9.Carer’s allowance.11.35

PART VRATES OF INDUSTRIAL INJURIES BENEFIT

Description of benefit, etc.Rate
1.Disablement pension (weekly rates).For the several degrees of disablement set out in column (1) of the following Table, the respective amounts in column (2) of that Table(138).
TABLE
Degree of DisablementAmount
(1)(2)
Per cent.£
100182.00
90163.80
80145.60
70127.40
60109.20
5091.00
4072.80
3054.60
2036.40
2.Maximum increase of weekly rate of disablement pension where constant attendance needed.(a)except in cases of exceptionally severe disablement£72.80;
(b)in any case£145.60.
3.Increase of weekly rate of disablement pension (exceptionally severe disablement).£72.80.
4.Maximum of aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents(139).£182.00.
5.Unemployability supplement under paragraph 2 of Schedule 7.£112.55.
6.Increase under paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of unemployability supplement.(a)if on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 35 or if that date fell before 5th July 1948£23.30
(b)if head (a) above does not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 40 and he had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979£23.30
(c)if heads (a) and (b) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 45£14.90;
(d)if heads (a), (b) and (c) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 50 and had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979£14.90
(e)in any other case£7.45.
7.Increase under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.£11.35.
8.Increase under paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.£67.25.
9.

Maximum disablement gratuity under

paragraph 9 of Schedule 7.

£12,080.00.

10.Widow’s pension (weekly rates)(140).(b)higher permanent rate£134.25;
(c)

lower permanent rate

30 per cent of the first sum specified in section 44(4) (Category A basic retirement pension)

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with paragraph 16 of Schedule 7)

11.Widower’s pension (weekly rate).£134.25.
12.Weekly rate of allowance in respect of children and qualifying young persons(141) under paragraph 18 of Schedule 7.In respect of each child or qualifying young person£11.35.

Article 21(3)

SCHEDULE 2PARAGRAPH 1 OF PART I OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE INCOME SUPPORT REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART IPERSONAL ALLOWANCES

1.  The weekly amounts specified in column (2) below in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the weekly amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 17(1) and 18(1) (applicable amounts and polygamous marriages)—

(1)(2)
Person or CoupleAmount
(1)(142) Single claimant aged—(1)
(a)except where head (b) or (c) of this sub-paragraph applies, less than 18;(a)£58.90;
(b)less than 18 who falls within any of the circumstances specified in paragraph 1A(143);(b)£58.90;
(c)less than 18 who satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(1)(a);(c)£58.90;
(d)not less than 18 but less than 25;(d)£58.90;
(e)not less than 25.(e)£74.35.
(2) Lone parent aged—(2)
(a)except where head (b) or (c) of this sub-paragraph applies, less than 18;(a)£58.90;
(b)less than 18 who falls within any of the circumstances specified in paragraph 1A;(b)£58.90;
(c)less than 18 who satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(1)(a);(c)£58.90;
(d)not less than 18.(d)£74.35.
(3)(144) Couple—(3)
(a)where both members are aged less than 18 and—(a)£89.00;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have qualified for income support under regulation 4ZA or income-related employment and support allowance; or
(iii)the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(iv)there is in force in respect of the claimant’s partner a direction under section 16 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(b)where both members are aged less than 18 and head (a) does not apply but one member of the couple falls within any of the circumstances specified in paragraph 1A;(b)£58.90;
(c)where both members are aged less than 18 and heads (a) and (b) do not apply;(c)£58.90;
(d)where both members are aged not less than 18;(d)£116.80;
(e)where one member is aged not less than 18 and the other member is a person under 18 who—(e)£116.80;
(i)qualifies for income support under regulation 4ZA or income-related employment and support allowance, or who would so qualify if he were not a member of a couple; or
(ii)satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(iii)is the subject of a direction under section 16 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(f)where the claimant is aged not less than 18 but less than 25 and his partner is a person under 18 who—(f)£58.90;
(i)would not qualify for income support under regulation 4ZA or income-related employment and support allowance if he were not a member of a couple; and
(ii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iii)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(g)where the claimant is aged not less than 25 and his partner is a person under 18 who—(g)£74.35.
(i)would not qualify for income support under regulation 4ZA or income-related employment and support allowance if he were not a member of a couple; and
(ii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iii)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (persons under 18: severe hardship).

Article 21(5)

SCHEDULE 3PART IV OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE INCOME SUPPORT REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART IVWEEKLY AMOUNTS OF PREMIUMS SPECIFIED IN PART III

(1)

Premium

(2)

Amount

15.—(2)(145) Pensioner premium for persons to whom paragraph 9 applies.(2)£148.40.
(2A) Pensioner premium for persons to whom paragraph 9A applies.(2A)£148.40.
(3) Higher pensioner premium for persons to whom paragraph 10 applies.(3)£148.40.
(4)(146) Disability Premium—(4)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(1)(a);(a)£34.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(1)(b).(b)£49.80.
(5) Severe Disability Premium—(5)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(2)(a);(a)£66.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(2)(b)—(b)
(i)if there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance(147) or if he or any partner satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 13(3A);(i)£66.95;
(ii)if no-one is in receipt of such an allowance.(ii)£133.90.
(6) Disabled Child Premium.(6) £65.52 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the condition specified in paragraph 14 is satisfied.
(7)(148) Carer Premium.(7) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfied the condition specified in paragraph 14ZA.
(8)(149) Enhanced disability premium where the conditions in paragraph 13A are satisfied.(8)
(a)£26.60 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 13A are satisfied;
(b)£17.10 in respect of each person who is neither—
(i)a child or young person; nor
(ii)a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage,
in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 13A are satisfied;
(c)£24.50 where the claimant is a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage and the conditions specified in paragraph 13A are satisfied in respect of a member of that couple or polygamous marriage.

Article 24(6)

SCHEDULE 4PARAGRAPH 1 OF PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE HOUSING BENEFIT REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART 1Personal Allowances

1.  (150) The amounts specified in column (2) below in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 22(1)(a) and 23(1)(a) and (b)—

Column (1)Column (2)
Person or coupleAmount
(1)A single claimant who—(1)
(a)is entitled to main phase employment and support allowance;(a)£74.35;
(b)

is aged not less than 25;

(c)

(b)£74.35;
(c)is aged less than 25.(c)£58.90.
(2)Lone parent who—(2)
(a)is entitled to main phase employment and support allowance;(a)£74.35;
(b)

is aged not less than 18;

(b)

(b)£74.35;
(c)is aged less than 18.(c)£58.90.
(3)Couple where—(3)
(a)the claimant is entitled to main phase employment and support allowance;(a)£116.80;
(b)at least one member is aged not less than 18;(b)£116.80;
(c)both members are aged less than 18.(c)£89.00.

Article 24(8)

SCHEDULE 5PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE HOUSING BENEFIT REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART 4Amounts of premiums specified in Part 3

PremiumAmount
20.—(5) Disability Premium—(5)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 12(a);(a)£34.95
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 12(b).(b)£49.80.
(6)(151) Severe Disability Premium—(6)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 14(2)(a);(a)£66.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 14(2)(b)—
(i)in a case where there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 if he or any partner satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 14(5);(b)(i)£66.95;
(ii)in a case where there is no-one in receipt of such an allowance or such an award of universal credit.(b)(ii)£133.90.
(7) Disabled Child Premium.(7) £65.52 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the condition specified in paragraph 16 of Part 3 of this Schedule is satisfied.
(8) Carer Premium.(8) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfies the condition specified in paragraph 17.
(9) Enhanced disability premium.(9)
(a)£26.60 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 15 are satisfied;
(b)£17.10 in respect of each person who is neither—
(i)a child or young person; nor
(ii)a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage,
in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 15 are satisfied;
(c)£24.50 where the claimant is a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage and the conditions specified in paragraph 15 are satisfied in respect of a member of that couple or polygamous marriage.

Article 25(6)

SCHEDULE 6PARAGRAPH 1 OF PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE HOUSING BENEFIT (SPC) REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART 1Personal Allowances

1.  (152) The amount specified in column (2) below in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the amount specified for the purposes of regulation 22—

Column (1)

Person, couple or polygamous marriage

Column (2)

Amount

(1) Single claimant or lone parent—(1)
(b)who has attained pensionable age.(b)£187.75.
(2) Couple—(2)
(b)one member or both members who have attained pensionable age.(b)£280.85.
(4) If the claimant is a member of a polygamous marriage and one or more members of the marriage have attained pensionable age—(4)
(a)for the claimant and the other party to the marriage;(a)£280.85;
(b)for each additional spouse who is a member of the same household as the claimant.(b)£93.10.

Article 25(8)

SCHEDULE 7PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE HOUSING BENEFIT (SPC) REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART 4Amounts of premiums specified in Part 3

PremiumAmount
12.—(1)(153) Severe disability premium—(1)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 6(2)(a);(a)£66.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 6(2)(b)—
(i)in a case where there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance or who has an award of universal credit which includes the carer element under regulation 29 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 or if he or any partner satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 6(7);(b)(i)£66.95;
(ii)in a case where there is no-one in receipt of such an allowance or such an award of universal credit.(b)(ii)£133.90.
(2) Enhanced disability premium.(2) £26.60 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 7 are satisfied.
(3) Disabled child premium.(3) £65.52 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the condition specified in paragraph 8 is satisfied.
(4) Carer premium.(4) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfies the condition specified in paragraph 9.

Article 27(3)

SCHEDULE 8PARAGRAPH 1 OF PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE JSA REGULATIONS 1996 AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART 1Personal Allowances

1.  (154) The weekly amounts specified in column (2) below in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the weekly amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 83, 84(1), 86A and 86B (applicable amounts and polygamous marriages)—

(1)(2)
Person or CoupleAmount
(1) Single claimant aged—(1)
(a)except where head (b) or (c) of this sub-paragraph applies, less than 18;(a)£58.90;
(b)less than 18 who falls within paragraph (2) of regulation 57 and who—(b)£58.90;
(i)is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(ii)is the subject of a direction under section 16;
(c)less than 18 who satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(1)(a) of Part 3;(c)£58.90;
(d)not less than 18 but less than 25;(d)£58.90;
(e)not less than 25.(e)£74.35.
(2) Lone parent aged—(2)
(a)except where head (b) or (c) of this sub-paragraph applies, less than 18;(a)£58.90;
(b)less than 18 who falls within paragraph (2) of regulation 57 and who—(b)£58.90;
(i)is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(ii)is the subject of a direction under section 16;
(c)less than 18 who satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(1)(a) of Part 3;(c)£58.90;
(d)not less than 18.(d)£74.35.
(3) Couple—(3)
(a)where both members are aged less than 18 and—(a)£89.00;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have been a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 (circumstances in which a person aged 16 or 17 is eligible for a jobseeker’s allowance) applied; or
(iii)had they not been members of a couple, the claimant would have been a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 (circumstances in which a person aged 16 or 17 is eligible for a jobseeker’s allowance) applied and his partner satisfies the requirements for entitlement to income support or an income-related employment and support allowance other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)they are married or civil partners, and one member of the couple is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies and the other member is registered in accordance with regulation 62; or
(iva)they are married or civil partners, and each member of the couple is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(v)there is a direction under section 16 (jobseeker’s allowance in cases of severe hardship) in respect of each member; or
(vi)there is a direction under section 16 in respect of one of them and the other is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(vii)there is a direction under section 16 in respect of one of them and the other satisfies requirements for entitlement to income support or an income-related employment and support allowance other than the requirement to make a claim for it;
(b)where both members are aged less than 18 and head (a) does not apply but one member of the couple falls within paragraph (2) of regulation 57 and either—(b)£58.90;
(i)is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(ii)is the subject of a direction under section 16 of the Act;
(c)where both members are aged less than 18 and neither head (a) nor (b) applies but one member of the couple—(c)£58.90;
(i)is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(ii)is the subject of a direction under section 16;
(d)where both members are aged less than 18 and none of heads (a), (b) or (c) apply but one member of the couple is a person who satisfies the requirements of paragraph 13(1)(a);(d)£58.90;
(e)where—(e)£116.80;
(i)both members are aged not less than 18; or
(ii)one member is aged not less than 18 and the other member is a person who is—
(aa)under 18, and
(bb)treated as responsible for a child;
(f)where paragraph (e) does not apply and one member is aged not less than 18 and the other member is a person under 18 who—(f)£116.80;
(i)is a person to whom regulation 59, 60 or 61 applies; or
(ii)is the subject of a direction under section 16; or
(iii)satisfies requirements for entitlement to income support or who would do so if he were not a member of a couple, other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)satisfies requirements for entitlement to an income-related employment and support allowance other than the requirement to make a claim for it;
(g)where one member is aged not less than 18 but less than 25 and the other member is a person under 18—(g)£58.90;
(i)to whom none of the regulations 59 to 61 applies; or
(ii)who is not the subject of a direction under section 16; and
(iii)does not satisfy requirements for entitlement to income support or an income-related employment and support allowance disregarding the requirement to make a claim for it;
(h)where one member is aged not less than 25 and the other member is a person under 18—(h)£74.35.
(i)to whom none of the regulations 59 to 61 applies; or
(ii)who is not the subject of a direction under section 16; and
(iii)does not satisfy requirements for entitlement to income support or an income-related employment and support allowance disregarding the requirement to make a claim for it.

Article 27(5)

SCHEDULE 9PART IV OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE JSA REGULATIONS 1996 AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART IVWeekly amounts of premiums specified in Part III

PremiumAmount
20.—(2)(155) Pensioner premium for persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit—(2)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 10(a);(a)£99.40;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 10(b);(b)£148.40;
(c)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 10(c).(c)£148.40.
(3) Pensioner premium for claimants whose partner has attained the age of 75 where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 11.(3) £148.40.
(4) Higher Pensioner Premium—(4)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 12(1)(a);(a)£99.40;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 12(1)(b) or (c).(b)£148.40.
(5)(156) Disability Premium—(5)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(1)(a);(a)£34.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(1)(b) or (c).(b)£49.80.
(6) Severe Disability Premium—(6)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 15(1);(a)£66.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 15(2)—(b)
(i)if there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance or if any partner of the claimant satisfies that condition by virtue of paragraph 15(5);(i)£66.95;
(ii)if no-one is in receipt of such an allowance.(ii)£133.90.
(7) Disabled Child Premium.(7) £65.52 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 16 are satisfied.
(8) Carer Premium.(8) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfied the condition specified in paragraph 17.
(9)(157) Enhanced disability premium where the conditions in paragraph 15A are satisfied.(9)
(a)£26.60 in respect of each child or young person in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 15A are satisfied;
(b)£17.10 in respect of each person who is neither—
(i)a child or young person; nor
(ii)a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage,
in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 15A are satisfied;
(c)£24.50 where the claimant is a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage and the conditions specified in paragraph 15A are satisfied in respect of a member of that couple or polygamous marriage.

Article 27(6)

SCHEDULE 10PART IVB OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE JSA REGULATIONS 1996(158) AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

PART IVBWeekly amounts of premiums specified in Part IVA

PremiumAmount
20M.—(1)(159) Pensioner premium where one member of a joint-claim couple has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit and the condition in paragraph 20E is satisfied.(1) £148.40.
(2)(160) Higher Pensioner Premium where one member of a joint-claim couple satisfies the condition in paragraph 20F.(2) £148.40.
(3)(161) Disability Premium where one member of a joint-claim couple satisfies the condition in paragraph 20G(1).(3) £49.80.
(4) Severe Disability Premium where one member of a joint-claim couple satisfies the condition in paragraph 20I(1)—(4)
(i)if there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance or if either member satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 20I(4)(162);(i)£66.95;
(ii)if no-one is in receipt of such an allowance.(ii)£133.90.
(5) Carer Premium.(5) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfied the condition specified in paragraph 20J.
(6)(163) Enhanced disability premium where the conditions in paragraph 20IA are satisfied.(6) £24.50 where the conditions specified in paragraph 20IA are satisfied in respect of a member of a joint-claim couple.

Article 31

SCHEDULE 11PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 4 TO THE ESA REGULATIONS 2008 AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

1.  This paragraph applies to cases other than those falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017.

PART 1Prescribed amounts

1.  (164) The weekly amounts specified in column (2) in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the weekly amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 67(1) and 68 (prescribed amounts and polygamous marriages)—

(1)(2)
Person or CoupleAmount
(1) Single claimant—(1)
(a)who satisfies the conditions set out in section 2(2) or 4(4) of the Act or who is a member of the work-related activity group;(a)£74.35;
(b)aged not less than 25;(b)£74.35;
(c)aged less than 25.(c)£58.90;
(2) Lone parent or a person who has no partner and who is responsible for and a member of the same household as a young person—(2)
(a)who satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) of the Act or who is a member of the work-related activity group and satisfies the conditions set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act;(a)£74.35;
(b)aged not less than 18;(b)£74.35;
(c)aged less than 18.(c)£58.90;
(3) Couple—(3)
(a)where both members are aged not less than 18;(a)£116.80;
(b)where one member is aged not less than 18 and the other member is a person under 18 who—(b)£116.80;
(i)if that other member had not been a member of a couple, would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to income support other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(ii)if that other member had not been a member of a couple, would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to an income-related allowance; or
(iii)satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(iv)is the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(c)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) of the Act or the claimant is a member of the work-related activity group and satisfies the conditions set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act and both members are aged less than 18 and—(c)£116.80;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have qualified for an income-related allowance; or
(iii)had they not been members of a couple the claimant’s partner would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to income support other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(v)there is in force in respect of the claimant’s partner a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(d)where both members are aged less than 18 and—(d)£89.00;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have qualified for an income-related allowance; or
(iii)had they not been members of a couple the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements for entitlement to income support other than a requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(v)there is in force in respect of the claimant’s partner a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(e)where the claimant is aged not less than 25 and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(e)£74.35;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(f)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) of the Act or the claimant is a member of the work-related activity group and satisfies the conditions set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(f)£74.35;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(g)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) of the Act or the claimant is a member of the work-related activity group and satisfies the conditions set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act and both members are aged less than 18 and paragraph (c) does not apply;(g)£74.35;
(h)where the claimant is aged not less than 18 but less than 25 and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(h)£58.90;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(i)where both members are aged less than 18 and paragraph (d) does not apply.(i)£58.90.

2.  This paragraph applies to cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the ESA and UC Regulations 2017.

PART 1Prescribed amounts

1.  (165) The weekly amounts specified in column (2) in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the weekly amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 67(1) and 68 (prescribed amounts and polygamous marriages)—

(1)(2)
Person or CoupleAmount
(1) Single claimant—(1)
(a)who satisfies the conditions set out in section 2(2) or (3) or 4(4) or (5) of the Act;(a)£74.35;
(b)aged not less than 25;(b)£74.35;
(c)aged less than 25.(c)£58.90;
(2) Lone parent or a person who has no partner and who is responsible for and a member of the same household as a young person—(2)
(a)who satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) or (5) of the Act;(a)£74.35;
(b)aged not less than 18;(b)£74.35;
(c)aged less than 18.(c)£58.90;
(3) Couple—(3)
(a)where both members are aged not less than 18;(a)£116.80;
(b)where one member is aged not less than 18 and the other member is a person under 18 who—(b)£116.80;
(i)if that other member had not been a member of a couple, would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to income support other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(ii)if that other member had not been a member of a couple, would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to an income-related allowance; or
(iii)satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(iv)is the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(c)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) or (5) of the Act and both members are aged less than 18 and—(c)£116.80;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have qualified for an income-related allowance; or
(iii)had they not been members of a couple the claimant’s partner would satisfy the requirements for entitlement to income support other than the requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(v)there is in force in respect of the claimant’s partner a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(d)where both members are aged less than 18 and—(d)£89.00;
(i)at least one of them is treated as responsible for a child; or
(ii)had they not been members of a couple, each would have qualified for an income-related allowance; or
(iii)had they not been members of a couple the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements for entitlement to income support other than a requirement to make a claim for it; or
(iv)the claimant’s partner satisfies the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); or
(v)there is in force in respect of the claimant’s partner a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(e)where the claimant is aged not less than 25 and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(e)£74.35;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(f)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) or (5) of the Act and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(f)£74.35;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(g)where the claimant satisfies the conditions set out in section 4(4) or (5) of the Act and both members are aged less than 18 and paragraph (c) does not apply;(g)£74.35;
(h)where the claimant is aged not less than 18 but less than 25 and the claimant’s partner is a person under 18 who—(h)£58.90;
(i)would not qualify for an income-related allowance if the person were not a member of a couple;
(ii)would not qualify for income support if the person were not a member of a couple;
(iii)does not satisfy the requirements of section 3(1)(f)(iii) of the Jobseekers Act (prescribed circumstances for persons aged 16 but less than 18); and
(iv)is not the subject of a direction under section 16 of that Act (persons under 18: severe hardship);
(i)where both members are aged less than 18 and paragraph (d) does not apply.(i)£58.90.

Article 31

SCHEDULE 12PART 3 OF SCHEDULE 4 TO THE ESA REGULATIONS 2008 AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

1

PART 3Weekly amount of premiums specified in Part 2

PremiumAmount
11.—(1)(166) Pensioner premium for a person to whom paragraph 5 applies who—(1)
(a)is a single claimant and—(a)
(ii)is entitled to the support component; or(ii)£60.20;
(iii)is not entitled to the support component;(iii)£99.40;
(b)is a member of a couple and—(b)
(ii)is entitled to the support component; or(ii)£109.20;
(iii)is not entitled to the support component;(iii)£148.40;
(2) Severe disability premium—(2)
(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 6(2)(a);(a)£66.95;
(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 6(2)(b)—(b)
(i)if there is someone in receipt of a carer’s allowance or if the person or any partner satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 6(5);(i)£66.95;
(ii)if no-one is in receipt of such an allowance.(ii)£133.90.
(3)(167) Carer Premium.(3) £37.50 in respect of each person who satisfies the condition specified in paragraph 8(1).
(4)(168) Enhanced disability premium where the conditions in paragraph 7 are satisfied.(4)
(a)£17.10 in respect of each person who is neither—
(i)a child or young person; nor
(ii)a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage, in respect of whom the conditions specified in paragraph 7 are satisfied;
(b)£24.50 where the claimant is a member of a couple or a polygamous marriage and the conditions specified in paragraph 7 are satisfied in respect of a member of that couple or polygamous marriage.

2

PremiumAmount
11.—(1)(169) Pensioner premium for a person to whom paragraph 5 applies who—(1)
(a)is a single claimant and—(a)
(i)is entitled to the work-related activity component;(i)£69.85;
(ii)is entitled to the support component; or(ii)£60.20;
(iii)is not entitled to either of those components;(iii)£99.40;
(b)is a member of a couple and—(b)
(i)is entitled to the work-related activity component;(i)£118.85;
(ii)is entitled to the support component; or(ii)£109.20;
(iii)is not entitled to either of those components.(iii)£148.40.

Article 33(2)

SCHEDULE 13AMOUNTS OF ELEMENTS SPECIFIED IN THE TABLE IN REGULATION 36 OF THE UNIVERSAL CREDIT REGULATIONS AS AMENDED BY THIS ORDER

ElementAmount for each assessment period
Standard allowance
single claimant aged under 25(170)£256.05
single claimant aged 25 or over£323.22
joint claimants both aged under 25£401.92
joint claimants where either is aged 25 or over£507.37
Child element—
first child or qualifying young person(171)£281.25
second and each subsequent child or qualifying young person(172)£235.83
Additional amount for disabled child or qualifying young person—
lower rate(173)£128.25
higher rate(174)£400.29
LCW and LCWRA elements(175)—
limited capability for work(176)£128.25
limited capability for work and work-related activity(177)£341.92
Carer element(178)£162.92
Childcare costs element—
maximum amount for one child(179)£646.35
maximum amount for two or more children£1,108.04

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is made as a consequence of a review under sections 150 and 151A of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5) (“the Administration Act”) and includes details of the sums mentioned in those sections.

The Order is also made as a consequence of a review under section 150A of the Administration Act and includes details of the sums mentioned in that section.

Part 2 of the Order relates to social security benefits, pensions and allowances.

Article 3 and Schedule 1 increase the benefits and the increases for dependants (excepting those referred to in article 3(2)) specified in Parts I, III, IV and V of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) (“the Contributions and Benefits Act”).

Article 4 increases the rates and amounts of certain pensions and allowances under the Contributions and Benefits Act.

Article 5 increases the sums payable as part of a Category A or Category B retirement pension by virtue of sections 15(1) and 17(2) and (3) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) on account of increases in guaranteed minimum pensions.

Article 6 increases the rates and amounts relating to the state pension under Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2014 (c. 19) including the full rate, amounts exceeding the full rate, the rate of increments and inherited increments.

Article 7 specifies the dates from which the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefits in articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 13 and 14 are altered.

Article 8 specifies earnings limits for child dependency increases.

Article 9 increases the weekly rate of statutory sick pay.

Article 10 increases the weekly rate of statutory maternity pay.

Article 11 increases the weekly rates of statutory paternity pay, statutory adoption pay and statutory shared parental pay.

Article 12 increases the rate of graduated retirement benefit.

Article 13 increases the amount of a Category C retirement pension.

Article 14 increases the prescribed maximum additional pension for the purposes of section 52(3) of the Contributions and Benefits Act.

Article 15 increases the rate of disability living allowance.

Article 16 increases the rate of personal independence payment.

Article 17 increases the weekly rates of age addition, and the rates referred to in article 17(2) for claimants entitled to long-term incapacity benefit who were subject to regulation 2(3) of the Employment and Support Allowance (Up-rating Modification) (Transitional) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/3270).

Article 18 increases the weekly rates of transitional invalidity allowance, and the rates referred to in article 18(2) for claimants entitled to long-term incapacity benefit who were subject to regulation 2(3) of the Employment and Support Allowance (Up-rating Modification) (Transitional) Regulations 2008.

Article 19 increases the rates of widowed mother’s allowance, widow’s pension and widowed parent’s allowance.

Article 20 specifies the rates of bereavement support payment.

Part 3 of the Order relates to income support and housing benefit.

Article 21 states the amount of sums relevant to the applicable amount for the purposes of income support. Article 21(3) and Schedule 2 set out the personal allowances and article 21(4) and (5) and Schedule 3 set out the premiums.

Article 22 provides for the percentage increase of sums payable by way of special transitional additions to income support.

Article 23 states the sum by which any income support of a person involved in a trade dispute is reduced.

Article 24 states the amount of the sums relevant to the applicable amount for the purposes of housing benefit and the appropriate maximum housing benefit. Article 24(6) and Schedule 4 set out the personal allowances and article 24(8) and Schedule 5 set out the premiums.

Article 25 states the amount of the sums relevant to the applicable amount for the purposes of housing benefit for certain persons over the qualifying age for state pension credit. Article 25(6) and Schedule 6 set out the personal allowances and article 25(7) and (8) and Schedule 7 set out the premiums.

Part 4 of the Order relates to jobseeker’s allowance.

Article 26 increases the age-related amounts for contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance.

Article 27 states the amount of sums relevant to the applicable amount for the purposes of income-based jobseeker’s allowance. Article 27(3) and Schedule 8 set out the personal allowances; article 27(4) and (5) and Schedule 9 set out the premiums and article 27(6) and Schedule 10 set out the premiums for joint-claim couples.

Article 28 states the sum by which any jobseeker’s allowance of a person involved in a trade dispute is reduced.

Article 29 increases the amounts of jobseeker’s allowance for the purposes of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/378).

Part 5 of the Order relates to state pension credit.

Article 30 specifies the amounts relevant to state pension credit.

Part 6 of the Order relates to employment and support allowance.

Article 31 states the amount of sums relevant to the calculation of the applicable amount for the purposes of employment and support allowance under the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/794). Article 31(2) and (3) and Schedule 11 increase the contributory allowance of employment and support allowance and the prescribed amounts for income-related employment and support allowance; article 31(4) and (5) and Schedule 12 set out the premiums and article 31(6) increases the components.

Article 32 increases the prescribed amounts for employment and support allowance set out in regulation 62 of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/379) and in that regulation as modified under the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013 (S.I. 2013/983).

Part 7 of the Order relates to universal credit.

Article 33 and Schedule 13 specify the amounts relevant to universal credit.

Article 34 provides for the revocation of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/30), articles 16, 17(10)(a) and 20 of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/457), article 29(a) of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/260) and article 30 of the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 (S.I. 2018/281). It also revokes the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/480).

In accordance with sections 150(8), 150A(5) and (9) and 151A(6) and (7) of the Administration Act, a copy of the report of the Government Actuary giving his opinion on the likely effect on the National Insurance Fund of the making of this Order was laid before Parliament with the draft Order.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1992 c. 5 (“the Administration Act”). Section 150 was amended by paragraph 28 of Schedule 8 to the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) (“the Pension Schemes Act”), sections 2(3) and 9(4) of the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 (c. 18) (“the 1994 Act”), paragraph 64 of Schedule 2 to the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18), section 131(2) of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26), paragraph 24 of Schedule 12 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30) (“the 1999 Act”), paragraph 16 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c. 16), paragraph 35 of Schedule 3, and Schedule 6, to the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21) (“the Tax Credits Act”), paragraph 14 of Schedule 7 to the Employment Act 2002 (c. 22), paragraph 21 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35), section 6(1) to (4) of, and paragraph 21 of Schedule 1 to, the Pensions Act 2007 (c. 22), paragraph 10(21) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5), section 2(1) of the Pensions Act 2011 (c. 19), paragraph 22 of Schedule 2, and paragraph 17 of Schedule 9, to the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c. 5) (“the 2012 Act”), paragraphs 18 and 70 of Schedule 12, paragraph 56 of Schedule 13, and paragraphs 20 and 30 of Schedule 16, to the Pensions Act 2014 (c. 19) (“the Pensions Act”), S.I. 2005/2053, 2006/2839 and 2014/2888. See also section 4(8) of the 1994 Act and S.I. 1995/310. Legislative competence for carers’ benefits was devolved to the Scottish Parliament by section 22(2) of the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), which inserted an exception into the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46), Schedule 5, Part 2, Section F1. Section 22(2) was brought into force on 17th May 2017 by S.I. 2017/455, subject to transitional arrangements set out in S.I. 2017/444, which modified the operation of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998. The transitional arrangements in respect of carers’ benefits were ended by the commencement of section 81 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (asp 9) on 3rd September 2018 (see S.S.I. 2018/250). Accordingly, in so far as the functions under section 150 are exercisable within devolved competence for carer’s allowance, they are exercisable by the Scottish Ministers instead of by the Secretary of State.

(2)

Section 151A was inserted by paragraph 21 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act and amended by S.I. 2015/1754.

(3)

Section 150A was inserted by section 5(1) of the Pensions Act 2007 and amended by paragraphs 8, 19 and 82 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act and S.I. 2014/2888.

(4)

See section 189(8) of the Administration Act.

(5)

The functions of the Secretary of State under section 150, so far as relating to child benefit and guardian’s allowance, were transferred to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue by section 50(1) of the Tax Credits Act. The functions of those Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs by section 5 of the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 (c. 11). Section 50 of that Act provides that in so far as appropriate in consequence of section 5 a reference to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue (in whatever terms) is to be read as a reference to the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

(6)

Section 151 was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 8 to the Pension Schemes Act, section 130(2) of the Pensions Act 1995, paragraph 22 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act 2004, section 2(3) of the Pensions Act 2011 and paragraph 20 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act.

(7)

Section 189(1) was amended by paragraph 109 of Schedule 7, and Schedule 8, to the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14) (“the 1998 Act”), paragraph 57 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999 (c. 2) and Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act.

(8)

Section 35A was inserted by section 53 of the 1999 Act. Subsection (1) was substituted by section 48 of the Employment Act 2002 (c. 22). The rate of maternity allowance is linked to the prescribed rate of statutory maternity pay set out in regulation 6 of S.I. 1986/1960.

(9)

See S.I. 2014/2888 which amends section 150(10) of the Administration Act and also inserts section 150(10ZA) and (10ZB) into that Act so that it aligns with the monthly assessment period cycle in universal credit.

(10)

2012 c. 5.

(11)

S.I. 1996/2745; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2002/842.

(12)

1992 c. 4 (“the Contributions and Benefits Act”).

(13)

S.I. 2008/794; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428, 2009/2655, 2011/2428, 2015/30 and 457, 2016/242, 2017/204, 260 and 581, 2018/281 and 2019/480.

(14)

S.I. 2013/379; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2017/204 and 260, 2018/281 and 2019/480.

(16)

S.I. 2006/213; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2006/718, 2007/2868, 2008/1082 and 2428, 2009/2608, 2010/793, 2015/30, 457, 1754 and 1857, 2016/242, 2017/204, 260 and 376, 2018/281 and 2019/480.

(17)

S.I. 2006/214; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2006/718, 2007/2869, 2008/3157, 2010/793, 2015/457, 1754 and 1857, 2016/242, 2017/260 and 1187, 2018/281 and 2019/480.

(20)

S.I. 2013/378; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/30.

(21)

S.I. 2017/725; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2018/307.

(23)

1993 c. 48; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2005/2050.

(24)

S.I. 2002/1792; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197, 2004/2327, 2006/2378, 2008/3195, 2015/457 and 1754, 2016/242, 2017/260 and 725, 2018/281 and 676 and 2019/480.

(25)

S.I. 2013/376; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30, 457 and 1754, 2018/65 and 2019/480.

(26)

Part V of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act was amended by paragraph 15 of Schedule 1 to the Child Benefit Act 2005 (c. 6) (“the 2005 Act”).

(27)

Section 44(4) was substituted by section 68 of the 1998 Act and amended by Schedule 8 to the Welfare Reform Act 2007 and S.I. 2015/457, 2017/260, 2018/281 and 2019/480.

(28)

See section 151(1) of the Administration Act.

(29)

Schedule 5 was amended by paragraph 42 of Schedule 8 to the Pension Schemes Act, paragraph 40 of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act, paragraphs 6 and 21 of Schedule 4, and Schedule 7, to the Pensions Act 1995, section 39 of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19) (“the 2000 Act”), Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act, paragraphs 2 to 14 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act 2004 (c. 35), paragraphs 19 and 20 of Schedule 1, and Schedule 7, to the Pensions Act 2007, paragraph 94 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act and S.I. 2005/2053 and 2014/560 and 3168.

(30)

Paragraph 7A was inserted by paragraph 11 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act 2004 and amended by S.I. 2005/2053.

(31)

1975 c. 14; section 126A was inserted by section 12 of the Social Security Act 1979 (c. 18) and repealed by Schedule 11 to the Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50).

(32)

Section 63 was repealed by Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 (c. 6).

(33)

Section 55A was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 to the 1999 Act and amended by section 41(3) of the 2000 Act and paragraph 5 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act. Section 55AA was inserted by paragraph 6 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act.

(34)

Schedule 5A was inserted by paragraph 15 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act 2004.

(35)

See section 151(2) of the Administration Act.

(36)

Section 17(2) was amended by S.I. 2005/2050.

(37)

See section 151(4) of the Administration Act. Under section 151(4), where an increment under section 15(1) of the Pension Schemes Act is increased by an order under section 109 of that Act, the increase that would otherwise fall to be made by this Order is reduced by the amount of the increase under section 109. Section 109 of the Pension Schemes Act was amended by section 55 of the Pensions Act 1995. The Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2020 (S.I. 2020/235) provides for an increase of 1.7 per cent. where the increase under section 15(1) is attributable to the tax years 1988-89 and subsequent tax years up to and including 1996-97.

(38)

S.I. 2015/173; regulation 1A was inserted by S.I. 2016/227. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(39)

See section 151(2) of the Administration Act.

(40)

Section 47(1) was amended by paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act. Section 48C was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act 1995 and amended by S.I. 2005/2053.

(41)

See section 82(3)(a) of the Contributions and Benefits Act, regulations 8 and 10(2) of, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to, the Social Security Benefit (Dependency) Regulations 1977 (S.I. 1977/343) (“the 1977 Regulations”) and regulation 10 of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit-Increases for Dependants) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/2945). Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1984/1698 and 1699, 1987/355, 1988/554, 1989/523 and 1642, 1992/3041, 1994/2945, 1996/1345 and 2745, 2002/2497, 2005/2877 and 2006/692. Paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to the 1977 Regulatio was also amended by section 37 of the Social Security Act 1986.

(42)

Section 80 was repealed by Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act. Article 3 of S.I. 2003/938 saves the repealed provision in certain circumstances. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(43)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(44)

S.I. 1986/1960; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/2690 and 2019/480.

(45)

S.I. 2002/2818; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2004/925 and 2019/480.

(46)

S.I. 2014/3051; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(47)

1965 c. 51. Sections 36 and 37 were repealed by the Social Security Act 1973 (c. 38) but are continued in force by regulation 3 of the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (No. 2) Regulations 1978 (S.I. 1978/393), in the modified form set out in Schedule 1 to those Regulations; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1989/1642, 1995/2606, 1996/1345, 2005/454 and 3078 and 2019/480. See also regulation 2 of those Regulations, which was substituted by S.I. 1995/2606.

(48)

S.I. 1978/393; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1989/1642, 2005/454 and 2019/480.

(49)

S.I. 2005/454; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2005/2677 and 3078 and 2019/480.

(50)

S.I. 1979/642; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1987/1854, 1989/1642, 2015/1985 and 2019/480.

(51)

S.I. 2010/426; regulation 3A was inserted by S.I. 2015/1985 and amended by S.I. 2019/480.

(52)

S.I. 1991/2890; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1993/1939 and 2019/480.

(53)

S.I. 2013/377; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(54)

S.I. 1994/2946; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(56)

S.I. 1995/310; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(57)

S.I. 2010/2818; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2017/422 and 2019/480.

(59)

Regulations 17(1)(b) and 18(1)(c) were omitted by S.I. 2003/455. Regulation 7 of that S.I. (as amended by S.I. 2005/2294) makes transitional arrangements in connection with the introduction of tax credits.

(60)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1994/527, 1996/206 and 2431, 2000/636, 2001/3767 and 2003/455.

(61)

Paragraph 13A was inserted by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2002/3019, 2003/455, 2007/719 and 2011/674 and 2425.

(62)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719 and 2011/674.

(63)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1990/1168, 1996/206, 2007/719, 2010/641 and 2015/30.

(64)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2545, 1999/2555, 2003/455, 2006/718 and 2015/457.

(65)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1803, 1998/766, 2003/455 and 2014/516.

(66)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1990/1776, 1996/1803, 2000/2629, 2002/2497 and 3019, 2007/719, 2015/457 and 2019/480.

(67)

See S.I. 2008/3195 which modifies paragraph 11(5) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons.

(68)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2018/307.

(69)

Schedule 3 was substituted by S.I. 1995/1613. Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1995/2927, 1996/2518, 1999/3178, 2004/2327 and 2019/480.

(70)

See section 151(6) of the Administration Act.

(71)

S.I. 1987/1969; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1988/521 and 670, 1989/1626, 1991/1600 and 2019/480.

(72)

See section 126(8) of the Contributions and Benefits Act. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/457.

(73)

Regulation 74 was substituted by S.I. 2007/2868. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(74)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(75)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(76)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30 and 2017/376.

(77)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2006/718 and 2015/457.

(78)

S.I. 2015/1857. Part 2 of Schedule 3 was omitted by regulation 2 of that S.I. subject to transitional arrangements in regulation 4.

(79)

Part 6 was inserted by S.I. 2008/1082 (as amended by S.I. 2008/2428) and amended by S.I. 2017/204.

(80)

S.I. 2017/204. Paragraph 25 was revoked by paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 to that S.I. but the revocation does not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to that S.I. apply. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/457.

(81)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(82)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2009/2608 and 2010/793.

(83)

Regulation 55 was substituted by S.I. 2007/2869. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(84)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(85)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(86)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2017/1187 and 2019/480.

(87)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2006/718 and 2015/457.

(88)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/3157 and 2010/793.

(89)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2013/2536 and 2015/30.

(90)

Regulations 83(b) and 84(1)(c) were omitted, and regulation 85(1) was amended, by S.I. 2003/455. Regulation 8 of that S.I. (as amended by S.I. 2005/2294) makes transitional arrangements in connection with the introduction of child tax credit. Regulation 85(1) was also amended by S.I. 2007/2618.

(91)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2003/455 and 2007/719.

(92)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719, 2011/674 and 2013/388.

(93)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516, 2000/1978, 2005/2877, 2007/719, 2008/698 and 1554, 2009/1575 and 2015/30.

(94)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2545, 1999/2555, 2003/455, 2006/718 and 2015/457.

(95)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1803, 1998/766, 2003/455 and 2014/516.

(96)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516 and 1803, 2000/2239 and 2629, 2003/455 and 511, 2007/719, 2009/1488, 2015/457 and 2019/480.

(97)

Part IVB was inserted by S.I. 2000/1978 and amended by S.I. 2000/2629, 2001/518, 2003/511, 2007/719, 2009/1488, 2015/457 and 2019/480.

(98)

See S.I. 2008/3195 which modifies paragraph 10(4) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons.

(99)

Relevant amending instrument is 2018/307.

(100)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2518, 1999/2860, 2004/2327 and 2019/480.

(101)

See section 15(6) of the Jobseekers Act 1995. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/457.

(102)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/30.

(103)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/1754, 2018/676 and 2019/490.

(104)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(105)

See S.I. 2008/3195 which modifies paragraph 8(2) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons.

(106)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2018/307.

(107)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197, 2004/2327, 2006/2378 and 2019/480.

(108)

Schedule IIA was inserted by S.I. 2018/676. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(109)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197 and 2019/480.

(110)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428, 2009/2655, 2011/2428 and 2015/30. Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 was also amended by S.I. 2017/204 and 581 but the amendments do not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2017/204 apply.

(111)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428, 2015/457 and 2018/281.

(112)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(113)

See S.I. 2008/3195 which modifies paragraph 12(4) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons.

(114)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2018/307.

(115)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2008/2428.

(116)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2016/242 and 2019/480.

(117)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30 and 2017/204 and 581.

(118)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30 and 2017/204 and 581.

(119)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2017/204 and 2019/480.

(120)

Regulation 62(2) was substituted by regulation 3 of S.I. 2017/204 but that amendment does not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to that S.I. apply. Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30 and 2019/480.

(121)

S.I. 2010/1907 (“the 2010 Regulations”). The 2010 Regulations modify the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/794) (“the ESA Regulations 2008”) for the purpose of the conversion of awards of incapacity benefit, income support and severe disablement allowance to employment and support allowance under the ESA Regulations 2008.

(122)

S.I. 2013/983. The Welfare Reform Act 2012 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions and Commencement No. 8 and Savings and Transitional Provisions (Amendment)) Order 2013 modifies the 2010 Regulations so that they refer to a modified form of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/379) (“the ESA Regulations 2013”) for the purpose of the conversion of awards of incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance to employment and support allowance under the ESA Regulations 2013.

(123)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/1649 and 2019/480.

(124)

The table in regulation 36 was amended by section 14(5)(b) of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7) and by S.I. 2014/1230, 2015/30 and 1754, 2017/204 and 2019/480.

(125)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(126)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2018/307.

(132)

Paragraph 2 was substituted, and paragraph 2A was inserted, by section 2(2) of the 1994 Act. Paragraph 5 was amended by paragraph 21 of Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act 1995, paragraph 68 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act and by S.I. 2018/281.

(133)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2002/1457.

(134)

Paragraph 7 was amended by paragraph 81(b) of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act.

(135)

The entries relating to widowed mother’s allowance and widowed parent’s allowance in column (1) and the increase for a qualifying child in column (2) were repealed by Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act. Articles 3 and 4 of S.I. 2003/938 save the repealed provisions in certain circumstances.

(136)

Paragraph 1A was inserted, and paragraph 2 substituted, by section 2(6) of the 1994 Act.

(137)

Paragraph 4A was inserted by paragraph 14 of Schedule 8 to the 1999 Act.

(138)

This entry was amended by section 65(2) of the 2012 Act.

(139)

This entry was amended by section 65(3) of the 2012 Act.

(140)

Widow’s and widower’s pension are payable in relation only to deaths occurring before 11th April 1988 (paragraph 14(1) of Schedule 7 to the Contributions and Benefits Act). Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2016/230.

(141)

Paragraph 12 was amended by paragraph 15(3) of Schedule 1 to the 2005 Act which inserted the words “and qualifying young persons” and substituted the words “child or qualifying young person”.

(142)

Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) were substituted by S.I. 1990/1168 and amended by S.I. 1996/206 and 2007/719.

(143)

Paragraph 1A of Part 1 of Schedule 2 was inserted by S.I. 1996/206.

(144)

Sub-paragraph (3) was substituted by S.I. 1996/206 and amended by S.I. 2010/641.

(145)

Sub-paragraphs (2), (2A) and (3) were substituted by S.I. 2002/3019. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2016/242.

(146)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719 and 2018/281.

(147)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/2497 and 2018/281.

(148)

Sub-paragraph (7) was added by S.I. 1990/1776 and amended by S.I. 2018/281.

(149)

Sub-paragraph (8) was added by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2003/455 and 2018/281.

(150)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/30 and 2017/376.

(151)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/1754.

(152)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2017/1187 and 2019/480.

(153)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/1754.

(154)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516, 2000/1978, 2005/2877, 2007/719, 2008/698 and 1554, 2009/1575 and 2015/30.

(155)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2009/1488, 2016/242 and 2018/281.

(156)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719 and 2018/281.

(157)

Sub-paragraph (9) was added by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2003/455 and 2018/281.

(158)

Part IVB was inserted by S.I. 2000/1978.

(159)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2009/1488, 2016/242 and 2018/281.

(160)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719, 2016/242 and 2018/281.

(161)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/719 and 2018/281.

(162)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2001/518, 2003/511 and 2018/281.

(163)

Sub-paragraph (6) was added by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2018/281.

(164)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428, 2009/2655, 2011/2428 and 2015/30. Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 was also amended by S.I. 2017/204 and 581 but the amendments do not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2017/204 apply.

(165)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428, 2009/2655, 2011/2428 and 2015/30. Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 was also amended by S.I. 2017/204 and 581 but the amendments do not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to S.I. 2017/204 apply.

(166)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2016/242 and 2017/260.

(167)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428 and 2017/260.

(168)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/2428 and 2017/260.

(169)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2016/242 and 2018/281.

(170)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/30.

(171)

The amount for the first child or qualifying young person was abolished by section 14(5)(b)(i) of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016 (c. 7) subject to the saving in regulation 43 of S.I. 2014/1230 inserted by S.I. 2017/376.

(172)

This row was amended by section 14(5)(b)(ii) of the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.

(173)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/30.

(174)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(175)

Wording substituted by S.I. 2017/204 subject to the saving in regulation 7 of, and Schedule 2 Part 2 to, that S.I.

(176)

Wording revoked by S.I. 2017/204 subject to the saving in regulation 7 of, and Schedule 2 Part 2 to, that S.I. Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2015/30.

(177)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(178)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2019/480.

(179)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2017/260.

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