The Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011

Document Number:2011 No. 1029
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 05/04/2011
 
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Statutory Instruments

Social Security

Made

30 th March 2011

Coming into force

11 th April 2011

Following a review in the tax year ending with 5 th April 2011 of the sums specified in section 150(1)(a)(i) and (i) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(1) (rates of benefits, etc.) the Treasury have determined that the general level of prices in Great Britain was greater at the end of the period under review than it was at the beginning.

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

Accordingly, the Treasury make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 150(9) and 189(4) of that Act and now vested in them(2).

Citation and commencement

  1. This Order may be cited as the Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2011 and comes into force on 11 th April 2011.

    Amendment of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

  2. In paragraph 5 of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(3) (weekly rate of guardian’s allowance) for “£14.30” substitute “£14.75”.

    Child benefit

  3. In regulation 2(1) of the Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006(4)—

    (a) in sub-paragraph (a) , “£20.30” remains unchanged; and

    (b) in sub-paragraph (b) , “£13.40” remains unchanged.

    Michael Fabricant

    Angela Watkinson

    Two of the Lords Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Treasury

    30 th March 2011

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Order)

    This Order is made by the Treasury following a review of the general level of prices conducted by them under section 150 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5) in the tax year ending 5 th April 2011.

    The weekly rate of guardian’s allowance was last amended by the Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/978).

    Article 2 increases the weekly rate of guardian’s allowance prescribed by paragraph 5 of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c.4) from £14.30 to £14.75 with effect from 11 th April 2011.

    Article 3 states that no change is made in relation to the rates of child benefit which were inserted into regulation 2(1) of the Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/965) by the Child Benefit Up-rating Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/982). The statement is required by virtue of section 150(2)(c) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.

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