1 Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) (Extension and Amendment) Order 2014 and comes into force on 29th January 2014.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 January 2014: see above.

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2 Amendment of the Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012

2Amendment of the Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012

(1)    The Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012 is amended as follows.

(2)    For article 4, substitute—

“4

The pilot scheme has effect for the period ending with 30th September 2015.”

(3)    In paragraph 3 of Schedule 1, after the end of sub-paragraph (2), insert—

“(3)    The duty to provide information and advice under sub-paragraph (1) shall cease at the end of 31st August 2014.

(4)    The duty to consider a request made under sub-paragraph (1) shall not apply in relation to a request received after 31st August 2014.”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 29 January 2014: see art 1.

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Signature

Edward Timpson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Education

28th January 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Special Educational Needs (Direct Payments) (Pilot Scheme) Order 2012 (“the 2012 Order”).

Article 2 of the Order extends the pilot scheme made under the 2012 Order to allow the local authorities named in Schedule 2 to the 2012 Order to continue to make direct payments in accordance with the pilot scheme until 30th September 2015. It also amends the Order so that with effect from 1st September 2014 the duty on the local authority to consider any new requests for direct payments or provide advice and information about direct payments is removed.

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

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