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Covid-19 social welfare law legislation


Quick links: Welfare benefits | Statutory sick pay | Other statutory payments | Discretionary payments and the social fund | Tax credits | Employment rights | Housing | Debt and money issues | Social care | Civil and Tribunal Procedure

Statutory instruments and rules

Welfare benefits

Extent
Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Restoration of the Minimum Income Floor) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.807/2021) Great Britain
Child Benefit (General) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.630/2021) Great Britain
Social Security and Tax Credits (Miscellaneous and Coronavirus Amendments) Regulations 202 (SI.No.495/2021) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.476/2021) Great Britain
Universal Credit (Extension of Coronavirus Measures) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.313/2021) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1201/2020) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1156/2020) Great Britain
Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1097/2020) Great Britain
Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Self-employed Claimants and Reclaims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.522/2020) Great Britain
State Pension Credit (Coronavirus) (Electronic Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.456/2020) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.409/2020) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SI.No.397/2020) Great Britain
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.371/2020) Great Britain
Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus Disease) Regulations (SI.No.289/2020) Great Britain
Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Restoration of the Minimum Income Floor) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.209/2021) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.105/2021) Northern Ireland
Universal Credit (Extension of Coronavirus Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.67/2021) Northern Ireland
Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.45/2021) Northern Ireland
Covid-19 Heating Payment Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.1/2021) Northern Ireland
Rate Relief (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.308/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.242/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.227/2020) Northern Ireland
Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.217/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Electronic Communications) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.87/2020) Northern Ireland
Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Self-employed Claimants and Reclaims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.85/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Prisoners) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.63/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.61/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.53/2020) Northern Ireland
Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit (Coronavirus) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 (SR.No.33/2020) Northern Ireland
Carer’s Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SSI.140/2021) Scotland
Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SSI.No.137/2021) Scotland
Carer’s Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.350/2020) Scotland
Carer’s Allowance (Coronavirus) (Breaks in Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.117/2020) Scotland
Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Amendment (No. 3) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.108/2020) Scotland
   

Statutory sick pay

Extent
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1638/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.892/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.829/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.681/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.539/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.512/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.427/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.374/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.304/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.287/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Amendment) Regulations and the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.281/2021) United Kingdom
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Amendment) Regulations and the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1030/2020) United Kingdom
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.513/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.351/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.186/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.167/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.134/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.89/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.66/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.134/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.54/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2020 (SR.No.37/2020) Northern Ireland
Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.32/2020) Northern Ireland
   

Other statutory payments

Extent
Maternity Allowance, Statutory Maternity Pay, Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay, Statutory Shared Parental Pay and Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.450/2020) Great Britain
Statutory Paternity Pay, Statutory Adoption Pay and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.70/2020) Northern Ireland
Maternity Allowance and Statutory Maternity Pay (Normal Weekly Earnings etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.69/2020) Northern Ireland
Social Care Staff Support Fund (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SI.No.469/2020) Scotland
Social Care Staff Support Fund (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.188/2020) Scotland
   

Discretionary payments & the social fund

Extent
Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.405/2020) England & Wales
Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.62/2020) Northern Ireland
Discretionary Support (Amendment No. 2) (COVID-19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.67/2020) Northern Ireland
Discretionary Support (Amendment) (COVID-19) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.44/2020) Northern Ireland
   

Tax credits

Extent
Tax Credits and Child Benefit (Miscellaneous and Coronavirus Amendments) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.810/2021) United Kingdom
Tax Credits, Childcare Payments and Childcare (Extended Entitlement) (Coronavirus and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1515/2020) United Kingdom
Tax Credits (Coronavirus, Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.941/2020) United Kingdom
Tax Credits (Coronavirus, Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.534/2020) United Kingdom
   

Employment rights

Extent
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.467/2021) Great Britain
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.177/2021) Great Britain
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1296/2020) Great Britain
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.814/2020) Great Britain
Employment Appeal Tribunal (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 (SI.No.415/2020) Great Britain
Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.365/2020) Great Britain
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.112/2021) Northern Ireland
Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.53/2021) Northern Ireland
Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.281/2020) Northern Ireland
Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.178/2020) Northern Ireland
Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations Northern Ireland 2020 (SR.No.68/2020) Northern Ireland
   

Housing

Extent
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.564/2021) England
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.362/2021) England
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.284/2021) England
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.164/2021) England
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.15/2021) England
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1290/2020) England
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.914/2020) England
Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 (SR.No.41/2021) Northern Ireland
Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.192/2020) Northern Ireland
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (SSI.No.117/2021) Scotland
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 14) Regulations 2021 (SSI.No.35/2021) Scotland
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions and Requirements) (Local Levels) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 12) Regulations 2021 (SSI.No.17/2021) Scotland
Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) (Modification and Revocation) (Coronavirus) Order 2021 (SSI.No.10/2021) Scotland
Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.425/2020) Scotland
Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.299/2020) Scotland
Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (Eviction from Dwelling-houses) (Notice Periods) Modification Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.270/2020) Scotland
Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (SSI.No.268/2020) Scotland
Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 (SSI.No.139/2020) Scotland
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.708/2021) Wales
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Wales) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.377/2021) Wales
Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (No. 2) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.325/2021) Wales
Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.12/2021) Wales
Public Health (Protection from Eviction) (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1490/2020) Wales
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1044/2020) Wales
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Assured Tenancies and Assured Shorthold Tenancies, Extension of Notice Periods) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.778/2020) Wales
   

Debt and money issues

Extent
Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.1290/2020) England
Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.614/2020) England & Wales
Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.415/2020) England & Wales
Bankruptcy (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (SI.No.148/2021) Scotland
Coronavirus (Scotland) Acts (Amendment of Expiry Dates) Regulations 2020 (SSI.No.299/2020) Scotland
   

Social care

Extent
National Health Service (Coronavirus) (Charges and Further Amendments Relating to the Provision of Primary Care Services During a Pandemic etc.) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.885/2020) England
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 2) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.388/2020) England
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.121/2020) Scotland
Coronavirus Act 2020 (Commencement No. 1) (Wales) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.366/2020) Wales
   

Civil procedure and Tribunal procedure

Extent
Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2020 (SI.No.651/2020) United Kingdom
Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 (SI.No.416/2020) United Kingdom
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.889/2020) England & Wales
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.751/2020) England & Wales
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2020 (SI.No.747/2020) England & Wales
Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 (SI.No.582/2020) England & Wales