The Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements and Default Scheme) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014

Document Number:2014 No. 66 (W. 6)
 
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Welsh Statutory Instruments

Council Tax, Wales

Made

14 January 2014

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(2)

The Welsh Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 13 A(4) of, and paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 B to, the Local Government Finance Act 1992(1).

In accordance with section 13 A(8) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.

Title, commencement and application

  1. (1) The title of these Regulations is the Council Tax Reduction Schemes (Prescribed Requirements and Default Scheme) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

    (2) These Regulations come into force the day after the day on which they are made and apply in relation to Wales.

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

  2. The Council Tax Reduction Schemes and Prescribed Requirements (Wales) Regulations 2013(2) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 12.

  3. In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

    (a) for paragraph (c) of the definition of “independent hospital” (“ysbyty annibynnol”) substitute—

    “(c) in Scotland means an independent hospital or a private psychiatric hospital as defined by section 10 F(2) of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978(3);”;

    (b) in the definition of “rent” (“rhent”) for “regulation 12” substitute “regulation 12 B”.

  4. In regulation 8 (households)—

    (a) in paragraph 2(a) after “boarded out” insert “or placed”;

    (b) in paragraph (5)—

    (i) omit “and” after sub-paragraph (o); and

    (ii) after sub-paragraph (o) insert—

    “(oa) the Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011(4); and”.

  5. In regulation 28 (persons treated as not being in Great Britain)—

    (a) for paragraph (5)(e) substitute—

    “(e) a person who has been granted, or who is deemed to have been granted, leave outside the rules made under section 3(2) of the Immigration Act 1971(5) where that leave is—

    (i) discretionary leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom,

    (ii) leave to remain under the Destitution Domestic Violence concession(6) , or

    (iii) leave deemed to have been granted by virtue of regulation 3 of the Displaced Persons (Temporary Protection) Regulations 2005(7);”;

    (b) omit paragraph (5)(h);

    (c) omit paragraph (5)(i);

    (d) after paragraph (5)(j) insert—

    “(k) a person who is treated as a worker for the purposes of the definition of “qualified person” in regulation 6(1) of the EEA Regulations pursuant to regulation 5 of the Accession of Croatia (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013(8) (right of residence of a Croatian who is an “accession State national subject to worker authorisation”).”

  6. In Schedule 1 (determining eligibility for a reduction under an authority’s scheme, amount of reduction and calculation of income and capital: pensioners)—

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

    (i) in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£10.95” substitute “£11.30”;

    (ii) in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£3.65” substitute “£3.75”;

    (iii) in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£186.00” substitute “£188.00”;

    (iv) in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “£186.00”, “£322.00” and “£7.25” substitute “£188.00”, “£326.00” and “£7.50” respectively;

    (v) in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£322.00”, “£401.00” and “£9.15” substitute “£326.00”, “£406.00” and “£9.45” respectively;

    (vi) in sub-paragraph (7)(d)(i) for “regulation 24(6)” substitute “regulation 26(6)”;

    (b) in paragraph 10(1)(v)(iii) (meaning of “income”: pensioners) , in the Welsh text, for “ar ôl talu rhent” substitute “am dalu rhent”;

    (c) in paragraph 11(3)(b)(iii) (calculation of weekly income: pensioners) , in the Welsh text, for “ganiatáu” substitute “alluogi”;

    (d) in paragraph 14(1)(b) (calculation of earnings self-employed earners: pensioners) , in the Welsh text, for “dros ba bynnag gyfnod” substitute “dros ba bynnag gyfnod arall”;

    (e) in paragraph 19(14)(c) (treatment of child care charges: pensioners) , for “Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994” substitute “Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(9)”;

    (f) in paragraph 24(4)(a) (calculation of deduction of tax and contributions of self-employed earners) , for “paragraph 23(3)(a) or, as the case may be, paragraph 23(4)” substitute “paragraph 23(2)(a) or, as the case may be, paragraph 23(3)”.

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

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

    (i) in sub-paragraph (1) for “£145.40” and “£163.50” substitute “£148.35” and “£165.15” respectively;

    (ii) in sub-paragraph (2) for “£222.05” and “£244.95” substitute “£226.50” and “£247.20” respectively;

    (iii) in sub-paragraph (3) for “£222.05” and “£76.65” substitute “£226.50” and “£78.15” respectively;

    (iv) in sub-paragraph (4) for “£244.95” and “£81.45” substitute “£247.20” and “£82.05” respectively;

    (b) in column (2) of the Table in paragraph 2 (child or young person amounts) , for “£65.62” in each place where it occurs substitute “£66.33”;

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

    (i) in sub-paragraph (1) for “£59.50” in each place in which it occurs substitute “£61.10” and for “£119.00” substitute “£122.20”;

    (ii) in sub-paragraph (2) for “£23.45” substitute “£24.08”;

    (iii) in sub-paragraph (3) for “£57.89” substitute “£59.50”;

    (iv) in sub-paragraph (4) for “£33.30” substitute “£34.20”.

  8. In Schedule 5 (capital disregards: pensioners)—

    (a) in paragraph 21—

    (i) in sub-paragraph (1)(e) for “.” substitute “;”;

    (ii) after sub-paragraph (1)(e) insert—

    “(f) by way of occasional assistance including arrears and payments in lieu of occasional assistance.”;

    (iii) at the end of sub-paragraph (2)(n) omit “or”;

    (iv) in sub-paragraph (2)(o) for “.” substitute “;”;

    (v) after sub-paragraph (2)(o) insert—

    “(p) social fund payments under Part 8 of the SSCBA; or

    (q) universal credit.”;

    (b) in paragraph 22—

    (i) in sub-paragraph (2)(e) for “,” substitute “;”;

    (ii) after sub-paragraph (2)(e) insert—

    “(f) paragraph 18 of Schedule 10 to the Universal...

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