The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No. 7) Regulations 2020

Cited as:SSI 2020/127
Jurisdiction:Scotland

2020No. 127 (C. 14)

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No. 7) Regulations 2020

Made21stApril2020

Laid before the Scottish Parliament23rdApril2020

Coming into force1stMay2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 99(2) of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018( 1).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 (Commencement No. 7) Regulations 2020 and come into force on 1 May 2020.

(2) In these Regulations, “the 2018 Act” means the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

Appointed days

2.—(1) The day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the 2018 Act is 1 May 2020—

(a) section 79 (power to provide for top up),

(b) section 80 (restrictions on power).

(2) The day appointed for the coming into force of the following provisions of the 2018 Act is 1 September 2020—

(a) section 30 (winter heating assistance),

(b) schedule 4 (winter heating assistance regulations).

St Andrew's House,

Edinburgh

21st April 2020

CHRISTINA MCKELVIE

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations bring into force sections 30, 79 and 80 and schedule 4 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 on the appointed days.

Sections 79 and 80 relate to the making of regulations to provide for assistance to be given to an individual to top up reserved benefits.

Section 30 and schedule 4 relate to the making of regulations to provide for assistance to be given to an individual to meet, or help towards meeting, the individual's heating costs during the winter months.

The Bill for the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 1 June 2018. Part 7 of that Act (sections 95 to 100: final provisions) came into force the following day.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT REGULATIONS

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Provision

Date of Commencement

S.S.I. No.

Sections 1 to 9

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Section 10

30 June 2020

S.S.I. 2020/75

Section 11

27 March 2020

S.S.I. 2020/75

Sections 15 to 20

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Sections 21 and 22

21 January 2019

S.S.I. 2018/393

Sections 23 to 27

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Section 28

14 October 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

Section 32

10 December 2018

S.S.I. 2018/357

Section 34

11 September 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

Sections 37 to 54

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Sections 56 to 59

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Sections 61 to 69

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Section 70

11 September 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

Sections 71 to 75

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Section 76 (partially)

3 September 2018

S.S.I. 2018/250

Section 76 (fully)

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Sections 77 and 78

30 October 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

Sections 81 to 85

3 September 2018

S.S.I. 2018/250

Section 87

22 October 2018

S.S.I. 2018/298

Section 91 (partially)

1 April 2020

S.S.I. 2020/75

Schedule 1

21 January 2019

S.S.I. 2019/393

Schedule 2

14 October 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

Schedule 6

10 December 2018

S.S.I. 2018/357

Schedule 8

11 September 2019

S.S.I. 2019/269

(1) 2018 asp 9.

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