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10 November, 2020 Open access

Miscellaneous amendments to social security regulations in Northern Ireland, including extension of the period over which the minimum income floor rules are relaxed

New statutory rule

New regulations have been issued that make miscellaneous amendments to social security regulations in Northern Ireland, including the extension of the period over which the universal credit minimum income floor rules are relaxed.

In force for the majority of purposes from 12 November 2020, the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendment Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.242/2020) amend the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.53/2020), making changes equivalent to those made to corresponding provisions in Great Britain by SI.No.1201/2020.

In particular, the statutory rule extends the government’s support for people affected by COVID-19 by amending the dates on which the following three provisions will cease to have effect, so that -

SR.No.242/2020 is available from legislation.gov.uk