Citation and commencement

1

This Order may be cited as the Gender Recognition (Application Fees) (Amendment) Order 2007 and comes into force on 6th April 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see above.

Amendments to the Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2006

2

Amendments to the Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 20062

The Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2006 is amended as follows.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

3

3

In article 2 (application fees), in the first column of the table (relevant income of applicant)—

(1)    in the first entry, for “£23,185” substitute “£24,019”, and

(2)    for the second entry substitute “Greater than £16,017 but not greater than £24,019”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

4

4

In article 3 (circumstances in which no fee is payable), in paragraph (a)(ii), for “£15,460” substitute “£16,017”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

5

5

In article 5 (definition of qualifying benefit), in paragraph (b), for “£15,460” substitute “£16,017”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

Transitional provision

6

Transitional provision6

This Order does not apply in relation to applications made before 6th April 2007.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2007: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Cathy Ashton

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department for Constitutional Affair

13th March 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Section 7(2) of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (c 7) (“the Act”) provides that fees are payable for certain applications to a Gender Recognition Panel under the Act. The Gender Recognition (Application Fees) Order 2006 (SI 2006/758) (“the Fees Order”) prescribes the level of those fees and the circumstances in which no fee is payable. Two levels of fee are prescribed, depending on the income of the applicant. This Order, which comes into force on 6th April 2007 in relation to applications made on or after that date, amends the Fees Order to increase those income thresholds. It raises the income above which a fee of £30 becomes payable from £15,460 to £16,017, and raises the income above which a fee of £140 becomes payable from £23,185 to £24,019.