The Ministry of Justice has announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020), which received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020, will now have a commencement date of 6 April 2022....
The Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 came into force on 11 April 2005. This Order is made by the Treasury under s 132 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) 1992 (c 8) as the consequence of a review, conducted by them under s 150 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c 5), of the general level of prices. It details the amounts mentioned in s 150(1) which it falls to the Treasury to determine in consequence of the transfer of functions in respect of child benefit and guardian's allowance under s 49(3) of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c 21).
Article 2 increases the weekly rate of guardian's allowance prescribed in para 5 of Part III of Sch 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c 4) from 11.85 to 12.20.
Article 3 increases the weekly rates of child benefit prescribed in sub-paras (a)(i) and (b) of reg 2(1) of the Child Benefit and Social Security (Fixing and Adjustment of Rates) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976 (SR 1976 No 223) from £16.50 to £17.00 and from £11.05 to £11.40 respectively.