1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Child Care Charges) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2002: see above.

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2 Relevant child care charges

2Relevant child care charges

In regulation 21A (2ZC) of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987 and regulation 13A (2ZC) of the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992, after sub-paragraph (e), insert—

“or

(f)    by persons registered under Part XA of the Children Act 1989; or

(g)    in schools or establishments which are exempted from registration under Part XA of the Children Act 1989 by virtue of paragraph 1 or 2 of Schedule 9A to that Act; or

(h)    by—

(i)    persons registered under section 7(1) of the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, or

(ii)    local authorities registered under section 33(1) of that Act,

where the care provided is childminding or daycare of children within the meaning of that Act.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2002: see reg 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

5th March 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Statutory Instrument amends the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987 and the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992 with effect from 1st April 2002.

The 1987 and 1992 Regulations referred to above stipulate that for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit purposes, certain specified “relevant child care charges” shall be deducted from the income of a claimant when calculating entitlement to benefit. Regulation 2 of this instrument enlarges and updates the category of “relevant child care charges” to take account of changes to the Children Act 1989 brought in by the Care Standards Act 2000, in respect of England and Wales and provisions in the Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001, which replace the relevant provisions in the Children Act 1989 in respect of Scotland.

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