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28 March, 2020 Open access

Miscellaneous changes to social security in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

New regulations in force from 30 March 2020

New regulations have been issued that provide for miscellaneous changes to social security in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In force from 30 March 2020, the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations 2020 (SI.No.371/2020) provide -

Corresponding provision in Northern Ireland is made by the Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.53/2020)

NB - in relation to the minimum income floor, the government has said that 'from 6 April the requirements of the Minimum Income Floor will be temporarily relaxed. This change will apply to all Universal Credit claimants and will last for the duration of the outbreak. New claimants will not need to attend the jobcentre to demonstrate gainful self-employment.'

SI.No.371/2020 and SR.No.53/2020 are available from legislation.gov.uk