(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations make further amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 (“the Assessment Regulations”). The Assessment Regulations concern the assessment of the ability of a person to pay for accommodation arranged by local authorities under Part 3 of the National Assistance Act 1948.
Regulation 2 amends the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 so that the weekly sum which local authorities in England are to assume, in the absence of special requirements, that residents in accommodation arranged under Part 3 will need for their personal requirements is £18.10.
Regulation 3 amends the Assessment Regulations so that the capital limit set out in regulation 20 becomes £20,000. Regulation 4 amends the Assessment Regulations so that the capital limits set out in regulation 28(1) become £12,250 and £20,000.
Regulation 5 provides for an increase to £4.65 of the amount of savings credit to be disregarded in calculating a resident's income and for an increase to £6.95 of the amount to be disregarded where the resident has a partner. It also provides that the disregard in paragraph 28H(3) of Schedule 3 does not apply where the resident's partner is in receipt of savings credit.
Regulation 6 revokes the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003.
These Regulations do not impose a charge on business.