Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Explanatory Notes

Commencement

160 The statutory duties to report on full employment and apprenticeships will come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning on the day that the Act is passed and so will the duty to report on children in workless households and educational attainment, and the other amendments to the Child Poverty Act 2010.

161 The freeze of certain social security benefits and certain tax credit amounts; and various regulation making powers will come into force on the day the Act receives Royal Assent.

162 The changes to tax credits will come in to force on 6 April 2017.

163 The other clauses will come in to force on the date appointed by the Secretary of State in regulations made by statutory instrument.

Prepared 16th July 2015