1 Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 12th March 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 12 March 2007: see above.

2 Amendment of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations 1997

2Amendment of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations 1997

(1)    The Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations 1997 are amended as follows.

(2)    In regulation 2(1), (Exempted trusts and payments) after sub-paragraph (f) insert—

“(g)    the UK Asbestos Trust established on 10th October 2006, for the benefit of certain persons suffering from asbestos-related diseases.

(h)    the EL Scheme Trust established on 23rd November 2006, for the benefit of certain persons suffering from asbestos-related diseases.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 12 March 2007: see reg 1.

Signature

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

Jim Murphy

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

7th February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations amend regulation 2(1) of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations 1997 (Exempted trusts and payments). The amendment exempts the UK Asbestos Trust established on 10th October 2006 and the EL Scheme Trust established on 23rd November 2006, for the benefit of certain persons suffering from asbestos-related diseases from the effect of the compensation recovery scheme established under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business, charities and voluntary bodies.