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04 MAR 2009

The Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2009

WED 04/03/2009 - Regulation 2 makes consequential amendment to the Child Support (Maintenance Assessment Procedure) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1813) by adding a reference to income-related employment and support allowance, which was introduced by Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c.5).

Regulation 3 makes an amendment to regulation 10 of the Child Support (Arrears, Interest and Adjustment of Maintenance Assessments) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1816) consequential on regulation 4.

Regulation 4 amends the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/991) ("the Decisions and Appeals Regulations") for two purposes. First, it amends references to the Secretary of State in consequence of the transfer of child support functions to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission by the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 (c.6). Secondly, it consolidates and simplifies certain provisions in the Decisions and Appeals Regulations relating to revision and supersession of child support decisions.

Regulation 6 substitutes a new regulation 14 in the Child Support Information Regulations (S.I. 2008/2551). It adds employment as a member of a committee or sub-committee established under paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 to the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 to those subject to the offence of unauthorised disclosure of information in section 50(1) of the Child Support Act 1991 and prescribes the kinds of employment to which the offence for unauthorised disclosure in section 50(1B) of that Act applies.

Regulation 7 makes clear that the amendments in regulation 4 are not applicable to those cases (often referred to as "old scheme cases") in respect of which the provisions of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c.19) have not been commenced.

These regulations come into force on 6 April 2009.

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