Welfare Reform and Work Bill (HL Bill 69)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Work and Pensions, are
published separately as HL Bill 69—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Freud has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill are compatible with
the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Reports

    1. 1. Full employment: reporting obligation

    2. 2. Apprenticeships reporting obligation

    3. 3. Support for troubled families: reporting obligation

  2. Life chances

    1. 4. Workless households and educational attainment: reporting obligations

    2. 5. Social Mobility Commission

    3. 6. Other amendments to Child Poverty Act 2010

  3. Welfare benefits

    1. 7. Benefit cap

    2. 8. Review of benefit cap

    3. 9. Freeze of certain social security benefits for four tax years

    4. 10. Freeze of certain tax credit amounts for four tax years

    5. 11. Changes to child tax credit

    6. 12. Changes to child element of universal credit

    7. 13. Employment and support allowance: work-related activity component

    8. 14. Universal credit: limited capability for work element

    9. 15. Universal credit: work-related requirements

  4. Loans for mortgage interest etc

    1. 16. Loans for mortgage interest etc

    2. 17. Section 16: further provision

    3. 18. Consequential amendments

    4. 19. Transitional provision

  5. Social security administration

    1. 20. Expenses of paying sums in respect of vehicle hire etc

  6. Social housing rents

    1. 21. Reduction in social housing rents

    2. 22. Exceptions

    3. 23. Exemption of a registered provider of social housing

    4. 24. Enforcement

    5. 25. Further provision about social housing rents

    6. 26. Provision about excepted cases

    7. 27. Rent standards

    8. 28. Interpretation

  7. Final

    1. 29. Power to make consequential provision

    2. 30. Extent

    3. 31. Commencement

    4. 32. Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Meaning of “the relevant sums” and “the relevant amounts”

    2. Schedule 2

      Further provision about social housing rents

      1. Part 1

        Provision about levels of rents

      2. Part 2

        Exceptions, exemptions and enforcement

      3. Part 3

        General