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Welfare Reform Act 2012 regulations

A list of regulations and statutory instruments relating to the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

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This publication contains a list of links to regulations and statutory instruments relating to the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Published 16 April 2013
Last updated 8 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link under Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance to Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to further postcodes between 7th February 2018 and 25 April 2018.
  2. Added link to the Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments, Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2018 that bring together a number of changes to various pieces of legislation where improvements or simplifications have been identified.
  3. Added link to Commencement Order No. 138 (C. 13). This provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service to further postcodes between 7 February 2018 and 25 April 2018 and for Universal Credit claimants who are living in temporary accommodation to claim Housing Benefit instead of the Universal Credit housing element from 11 April 2018.
  4. Added under heading - Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance: The roll-out of Universal Credit full service in postcode areas administered by North Kensington Jobcentre will now take place from 12 December 2018. These postcodes are: W8, W10 5, W10 6, W10 9 and W11 as listed in Part 29 of the Schedule to Commencement Order No. 29. The date was changed by the Minister for Employment on 11 December 2017 on behalf of the Secretary of State, in a decision made under Regulation 4 of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014. This supersedes a previous decision made by the Minister for Employment on 26 September 2017. The Determination also covers the closure of Universal Credit Live Service for new claimants from 1st January 2018.
  5. Added a link to the Commencement Order that provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to further postcodes between 4 October 2017 and 24 January 2018.
  6. The date for roll-out of Universal Credit full service in postcode areas administered by North Kensington Jobcentre has changed from 4 October 2017 to 26 September 2018. These postcodes are: W8, W10 5, W10 6, W10 9 and W11.
  7. Added the following. The roll-out of Universal Credit full service in postcode areas administered by North Kensington Jobcentre will now take place from 4 October 2017, instead of from 19 July 2017. These are: W8, W10 5, W10 6, W10 9 and W11 as listed in Part 29 of the Schedule to Commencement Order No. 29. This decision is made under Regulation 4 of the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2014.
  8. Added link under – Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance to Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 30 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 5-19 July.
  9. Corrected the number of jobcentres from 30 to 13 in the entry under 'Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance'. Entry now reads "Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 13 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 3 May and 28 June 2017."
  10. Added link under 'Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance' to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 30 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 3 May and 28 June 2017.
  11. Added link to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 15 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 1 February and 26 April 2017.
  12. Added link to – Welfare Reform Act 2012 – amending Commencement Order – provides for the expansion of the full Universal Credit service (‘Digital Service’ in legislation) to postcodes administered by a total of 20 jobcentres on a weekly basis between 5 October and 14 December 2016.
  13. Added link under UC, JSA and ESA - Welfare Reform Act 2012: amendment Commencement Order.
  14. Added link to: Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 27 – provides for the introduction of the Universal Credit Digital Service in postcodes administered by Croydon, London Bridge and Musselburgh Jobcentres from 23 March 2016, and in Purley, Thornton Heath and Great Yarmouth Jobcentres from 27 April 2016.
  15. Added update to when some postcode areas in Croydon and Sutton are due to start taking Universal Credit claims (Welfare Reform Act 2012 – Commencement Order No. 26).
  16. First published.