1 Citation, commencement and extent

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 8th April 2002.

(2)    These Regulations extend to England only.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 April 2002: see para (1) above.

2 Sum needed for personal requirements

2Sum needed for personal requirements

The sum which under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 a local authority shall assume that a person will need for his personal requirements shall be £16.80 per week.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 April 2002: see reg 1(1).

3 Revocation

3Revocation

The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2001 are hereby revoked.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 8 April 2002: see reg 1(1).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Jacqui Smith

Minister of State,

Department of Health

24th February 2002

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations set out the weekly sum which local authorities in England are to assume, in the absence of special circumstances, that residents in accommodation arranged under Part 3 of the National Assistance Act 1948 will need for their personal requirements.

From 8th April 2002 all residents will be assumed to need £16.80 per week for their personal requirements.

These Regulations also revoke the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2001 (which provided for the sum residents were assumed to need from 9th April 2001).