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INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY

Part 1 - Social security

Part 5 - Miscellaneous and supplementary

TERRITORIAL EXTENT

COMMENTARY ON CLAUSES

Clause 2: Work-related activity: income support claimants and partners of claimants

Clause 3: Entitlement to jobseeker’s allowance without seeking employment etc.

Clause 5: Statutory sick pay and employment and support allowance

Clause 6: Transitional provision relating to sections 3 to 5

Clause 7: Abolition of income support

Clause 8: Power to direct claimant to undertake specific work-related activity

Clause 9: Claimants dependent on drugs

Clause 10: Conditions for contributory jobseeker’s allowance

Clause 11: Conditions for contributory employment and support allowance

Clause 12: Maternity allowance and carer’s allowance

Clause 13: External provider social loans

Clause 14: Power to restrict availability of social fund loans

Clause 15: Supply of information to or by lenders making external provider social loans

Clause 16: Community care grants relating to specified goods or services

Clause 17: Community care grants: reviews and information

Clause 18: Payments on account

Clause 19: Loss of benefit provisions

Clause 20: Jobseeker’s allowance: sanctions for violent conduct in connection with claim

Clause 21: State pension credit: pilot schemes

Clause 22: Period for which pilot schemes have effect

Clause 23: Contracting out functions under Jobseekers Act 1995

Clause 24: Attendance in connection with jobseeker’s allowance: sanctions

Clause 25: Social security information and employment or training information

Clause 26: Persons under pensionable age to take part in work-focused interviews

Clause 27: Minor amendments

Part 2: Disabled people: right to control provision of services

Clause 29: Relevant services

Clause 30: Relevant authority

Clause 31: Power to make provision enabling exercise of greater choice and control

Clause 32: Provision that may be made about direct payments

Clause 33: Exercise of rights on behalf of persons who lack capacity

Clause 34: Pilot schemes

Clause 35: The appropriate authority by which regulations under section 31 are made

Clause 36: Regulations under section 31: supplementary provisions

Clause 37: Consultation

Clause 38: Regulations under section 31: control by Parliament or other legislature

Part 3: Child maintenance

Clause 41: Report on operation of driving licences amendments

Clause 42: Payments of child support maintenance

Clause 43: Child support maintenance: offences relating to information

Part 4: Birth registration

Part 5: Miscellaneous and supplementary

Clause 46: Repeals and revocations

Clause 48: Extent

Clause 49: Commencement

SCHEDULES

Schedule 2 - Abolition of income support: consequential amendments

Schedule 3 - Claimants dependent on drugs etc.

Schedule 4 - Loss of benefit provisions: further amendments

Schedule 5 - Section 40: consequential amendments

Schedule 6 - Registration of births

Schedule 7 - Repeals and revocations

EFFECTS OF THE BILL ON PUBLIC SECTOR MANPOWER

IMPACT ASSESSMENT

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Revised system of working age benefits

Part 2 Disabled people: Right to control provision of services

Part 3 Child maintenance

Part 4 Birth registration

COMMENCEMENT DATES

 
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