1 Citation, commencement and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations shall be cited as the Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 17th March 2002.

(2)    In these Regulations, “the Decisions and Appeals Regulations” means the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999 and “the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987.

(3)    These Regulations shall have effect in relation to any particular claimant—

(a)    in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in arrears, in accordance with paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 3A to the Decisions and Appeals Regulations (date on which change of circumstances takes effect in certain cases where a claimant is in receipt of income support)—

(i)    from the first day of the benefit week which includes 24th March 2002; or

(ii)    if the claim for income support is for a period commencing after 24th March 2002, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 17th March 2002;

(b)    in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in advance, in accordance with paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 3A to the Decisions and Appeals Regulations from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 24th March 2002,

and for this purpose, the expressions “claimant” and “benefit week” have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support Regulations (interpretation).

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2002: see para (1) above.

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2 Amendment of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations

2Amendment of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations

In paragraph 12(1)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations (standard rate of interest on qualifying loans), for the words “5.74 per cent” there shall be substituted the words “5.34 per cent”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2002: see reg 1(1).

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3 Revocation of the Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2002

3Revocation of the Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2002

The Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations 2002 are hereby revoked save that those Regulations shall continue to have effect until the first day of the benefit week having effect in relation to any particular claimant for the purpose of regulation 1(3) of these Regulations.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2002: see reg 1(1).

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Malcolm Wicks

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

16th February 2002

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations amend Schedule 3 to the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 (SI 1987/1967), as substituted and amended, with respect to the standard rate of interest applicable to a loan which qualifies for income support under that Schedule to those Regulations. The new rate is 5.34 per cent (regulation 2). The Regulations also revoke, with a saving provision, regulations which made the previous amendment to that standard rate of interest (regulation 3).

These Regulations do not impose a charge upon business.

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