Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No 2) Regulations 2003 come into force

Implementation date: 1 October 2003

The Regulations amend the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987, the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996, the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987, and the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992 by making provision for 'ERA payments' made under the Employment, Retention and Advancement Scheme to be disregarded both in calculation of income other than earnings and as capital. The Employment, Retention and Advancement Scheme is an arrangement made by the Secretary of State under section 2 of the Employment and Training Act 1973 that provides assistance to individuals to improve their job retention or career advancement (or both). The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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