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Statutory Instrument 1987 No. 49

The Supplementary Benefit Uprating Regulations 1987

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1987 No. 49

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Supplementary Benefit Uprating Regulations 1987

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Made20th January 1987
Coming into force6th April 1987

    The Secretary of State for Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 2(2) and 34(1) [1] of, and paragraph 2(1) and (4) of Schedule 1 to the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 [2] and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, with the consent of the Treasury [3] and, so far as is required [4], after agreement by the Social Security Advisory Committee that the proposals to make these regulations should not be referred to it [5], hereby makes the following regulations of which a draft has, in accordance with section 33(3) of that Act, been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:—
    Citation, commencement and interpretation
        1.—(1)  These regulations may be cited as the Supplementary Benefit Uprating Regulations 1987 and shall come into force on 6th April 1987.

        (2)  In these regulations "Requirements Regulations" means the Supplementary Benefit (Requirements) Regulations 1983 [6].
    Amendment of amounts specified in the Requirements Regulations
        2.—(1)  The Requirements Regulations shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

        (2)  In regulation 5 (normal requirements of relevant persons)—
       (a) in paragraph (1)(c) for "£1.30" there shall be substituted "£1.40";
       (b) in paragraph (2)(d) for "£0.75" there shall be substituted "£0.70"; and
       (c) in paragraph (3)(b) for "£0.80" there shall be substituted "£0.85".

        (3)  In regulation 9(12) (personal expenses of boarders) for "£9.05" there shall be substituted "£9.25" and—
       (a) in sub-paragraph (a), in head (i) for "£21.90" and in head (ii) for "£19.60" there shall be substituted "£22.30" and "£20.00" respectively;
       (b) in sub-paragraph (b), in head (i) for "£10.95" and in head (ii) for "£9.80" there shall be substituted "£11.15" and "£10.00" respectively; and
       (c) in sub-paragraph (c), in head (i) for "£9.80", in head (ii) for "£5.90", in head (iii) for "£5.05" and in head (iv) for "£3.30" there shall be substituted "£10.00", "£6.00", "£5.15" and "£3.35" respectively.

        (4)  In regulation 16(1) (maintenance and insurance), for "£1.85" there shall be substituted "£1.95".

        (5)  In regulation 22(3) (reduction in amounts where the home is occupied by a non-dependant)—
       (a) in sub-paragraph (a), in head (i) for "£2.80", in head (ii) for "£7.80" and in head (iii) for "£2.80", there shall be substituted "£2.90", "£8.05" and "£2.90" respectively; and
       (b) in sub-paragraphs (b), (c) and (d) for "£2.80" there shall be substituted "£2.90".

        (6)  In regulation 23(1) (non-householder's contribution) for "£3.90" there shall be substituted "£4.05".

        (7)  In Schedule 1 (normal requirements), for the amount specified in column (2) of that Schedule in relation to each provision specified in column (1) thereof, such amount being set out in column 2 of the First Schedule to these regulations, there shall be substituted the amount set out in relation to that provision in column 3 of that First Schedule.

        (8)  In Schedule 4 in paragraphs 14 and 17 (diet and hospital fares) for the amount specified in column (2) of that Schedule in relation to each provision specified in column (1) thereof, such amount being out in column 2 of the Second Schedule to these regulations, there shall be substituted the amount set out in relation to that provision in column 3 of that Second Schedule.


Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Services.

John Major

Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Security

19th January 1987
We consent,

Michael Neubert

Mark Lennox-Boyd

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

20th January 1987





Notes:

[1] See the definitions of "prescribed" and "regulations".

[2] 1976 c. 71, as amended by section 6(1) of and Part I of Schedule 2 to, the Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30)

[3] See section 33(3) of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976.

[4] These requirements apply only to regulation 2(2).

[5] See section 61(1)(b) of the Social Security Act 1986 (c. 50)

[6] S.I. 1983/1399; the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1984/1102, 1103, 1985/1247, 1835, 1986/1173, 1292.

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