The Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 1249
 
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The Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

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2019 No. 1249

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Social Security

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at 11.42 a.m. on 9 th September 2019

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at 4.30 p.m. on 9 th September 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 8(3)(a) and (4) , 12(1) and (3) , 40 and 42(1) and (2) of, and paragraph 4(1) , (3)(a) and (4) of Schedule 1 to, the Welfare Reform Act 2012(1).

In accordance with section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(2) the Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that the proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it.

Citation and commencement

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Universal Credit (Childcare Costs and Minimum Income Floor) (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

    (2) This regulation and regulation 3 come into force on 3 rd October 2019.

    (3) Regulation 2 comes into force on 16 th October 2019.

    Childcare Costs

  2. In regulation 33 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013(3)–

    (a) in paragraph (1)(za) for “before the end of that assessment period” substitute “before the end of the assessment period that follows the assessment period in which they were paid”; and

    (b) after paragraph (2) insert–

    “(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2) , “the relevant notification period” in regulation 36 of the Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013 means a period of time ending on the last day of the assessment period that follows the assessment period in which the charges for relevant childcare were paid.”.

    Minimum Income Floor

  3. In regulation 62(1)(b) of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013(4) after “apart from this regulation” insert “or regulation 90”.

    Signed by authority of the Secretary of State...

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