The Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2021

Cited as:SI 2021/147
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

2021No. 147

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2021

Made11thFebruary2021

Coming into force19thFebruary2021

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the power conferred by section 41(5)(a) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012( 1).

Citation and commencement

1. This Order may be cited as the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2021 and comes into force on 19th February 2021.

Extension of the In Work Pilot Scheme

2. The In Work Pilot Scheme in Part 3 of the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015( 2) is to continue to have effect until the end of the period of twelve months beginning with 19th February 2021.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

11th February 2021

Mims Davies

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

Department for Work and Pensions

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order extends the period for which the pilot scheme established under the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme and Amendment Regulations 2015 ( S.I. 2015/89) (“the In Work Pilot Scheme Regulations”) has effect.

The In Work Pilot Scheme Regulations established the pilot scheme under section 41 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 (c. 5)for the purpose of testing the imposition of work-related requirements on universal credit claimants in paid work where those requirements would otherwise be suspended by virtue of regulation 99(6) of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 ( S.I. 2013/376). Regulation 8 of the In Work Pilot Scheme Regulations provides for the pilot scheme to cease to have effect at the end of a period of three years unless the scheme continues to have effect by Order of the Secretary of State. Three Orders made under section 41(5)(a) of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 have continued the effect of the pilot scheme( 3), the latest being the Universal Credit (Work-Related Requirements) In Work Pilot Scheme (Extension) Order 2020 ( S.I. 2020/152), which continued the scheme in effect for a period of twelve months beginning on 19th February 2020.

Article 2 of this Order continues the effect of the pilot scheme for a further...

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