1 Citation and interpretation

(1)    This Order may be cited as the Tax Credits Act 2002 (Commencement No 3 and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2003.

(2)    In this Order—

“the 2002 Act” means the Tax Credits Act 2002;

“the Administration Act” means the Social Security Administration Act 1992;

“the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

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2 Appointed day

2Appointed day

The day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)    section 1(3)(e) of the 2002 Act (abolition of increases in benefits in respect of children under sections 80 and 90 of the Contributions and Benefits Act);

(b)    section 60 of, and Schedule 6, to, the 2002 Act, insofar as they repeal the provisions specified in the Schedule to this Order,

is 6th April 2003.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

3 Saving provision

3Saving provision

(1)    Notwithstanding the coming into force of the specified provisions, the Contributions and Benefits Act and the Administration Act shall, in cases to which paragraph (2) applies, subject to paragraph (3), continue to have effect from the commencement date as if those provisions had not come into force.

(2)    This paragraph applies where a person—

(a)    is entitled to a relevant increase on the day before the commencement date; or

(b)    claims a relevant increase on or after the commencement date and it is subsequently determined that he is entitled to a relevant increase in respect of a period which includes the day before the commencement date.

(3)    The provisions saved by paragraph (1) shall continue to have effect until—

(a)    subject to sub-paragraph (c), where a relevant increase ceases to be payable to a person to whom paragraph (2) applies for a period greater than 58 days beginning with the day on which it was last payable, on the day 59 days after the day on which it was last payable; or

(b)    in any other case, subject to sub-paragraph (c), on the date on which entitlement to a relevant increase ceases;

(c)    where regulation 6(19) or (23) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987 applies to a further claim for a relevant increase, on the date on which entitlement to that relevant increase ceases.

(4)    In this article—

“the commencement date” means 6th April 2003;

“a relevant increase” means an increase under section 80 or 90 of the Contributions and Benefits Act;

“the specified provisions” means the provisions of the 2002 Act which are brought into force by article 2.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

4 Transitional application of sections 37 and 39A of the Contributions and Benefits Act

4Transitional application of sections 37 and 39A of the Contributions and Benefits Act

For the purposes of the continuing application of sections 37 (widowed mother's allowance) and 39A (widowed parent's allowance) of the Contributions and Benefits Act in cases to which article 3(2) applies, those sections shall apply as if the amendments specified in paragraphs 26 and 28 of Schedule 3 to the 2002 Act had not come into force.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

5 Transitional application of section 154 of the Administration Act

5Transitional application of section 154 of the Administration Act

For the purposes of the continuing application of section 154(2)(c) of the Administration Act in cases to which article 3(2) applies, that section shall apply as if it had not been repealed in Schedule 6 to the 2002 Act and the reference to child benefit in that section shall be treated as including a reference to child tax credit under section 8 of the 2002 Act.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

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Signature

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

P Hollis

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

26th March 2003

John Heppell

Nick Ainger

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

27th March 2003

SCHEDULE Repeals Specified in Schedule 6 to the 2002 Act which are Commenced by this Order

SCHEDULE  Repeals Specified in Schedule 6 to the 2002 Act which are Commenced by this Order Article 2
ActProvision
Contributions and Benefits ActIn section 20(1), the words “(with increase for child dependants)” (in each place) and in paragraph (f)(i), the words “and child”.
In section 30B(3), the word “80,”.
In section 56(1), the words “(and in particular to those of section 81 below)”.
Section 60(6).
In sections 61(1) and (2), the words “on account of a child or an adult”.
In section 63(c) and (f)(i), the words “and child”.
In section 77(1), the words following paragraph (b).
In section 78(4)(d), the word “80”.
Sections 80 and 81.
In section 89(1), the words “section 80 and” and in the heading the words “child or”.
In section 90, the words “child or”.
In section 91(1)(b), the words “for an adult dependant”.
In Schedule 4, in Part 4, in column (1), the entries relating to widowed mother's allowance, widowed parent's allowance and child's special allowance and column (2).
In Schedule 5, in paragraph 2(5)(b) the word “80”.
Administration ActIn section 3(3), the words “(together with any increase under section 80(5) of the Contributions and Benefits Act)”.
Section 150(1)(f).
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 27 March 2003: (no specific commencement provision).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

This Order provides for the coming into force of section 1(3)(e) of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c 21) and of section 60 of, and Schedule 6 to, that Act, insofar as they bring into force the repeal of the provisions of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c 4) and the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c 5) (“the Administration Act”) which are specified in the Schedule to this Order and which relate to the payment of certain increases in respect of children in certain contributory benefits.

Article 3 saves the repealed provisions in certain circumstances. Article 4 makes transitional provision relating to entitlement to widowed mother's allowance and widowed parent's allowance for saved cases and article 5 makes transitional provision relating to the setting of the rates for those increases that continue to be paid pursuant to the savings provision.

This Order does not impose a charge on business.

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