The Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-05-10

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 1332

HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made
10th May 1996

Laid before Parliament
22nd May 1996

Coming into force
17th June 1996

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by sections 102(2) and (4), 137(2), 138(1)(1) and 190(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations—

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 17th June 1996.

Amendments

2.  Schedule 1 to the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) Regulations 1994(3) is amended —

(a)as regards Form 1 (application for renovation grant), as mentioned in Schedule 1;

(b)as regards Form 2 (application for disabled facilities grant), as mentioned in Schedule 2; and

(c)as regards Form 3 (application for common parts grant), as mentioned in Schedule 3.

Application

3.  These Regulations shall not have effect in relation to applications for grant made before 17th June 1996.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Curry
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
9th May 1996

William Hague
Secretary of State for Wales
10th May 1996

Regulation 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1AMENDMENTS TO FORM 1

1.  In question 3.15, against the entries for both “Attendance allowance” and “Disability living allowance”, insert “Note 27C”.

2.  In questions 3.37 and 3.39—

(a)in the entry for “Occupational or private pension plan payments”—

(i)for “private pension plan payments”, substitute “personal pension scheme contributions”; and

(ii)against the entry, insert “Notes 42A and 42B”; and

(b)after that entry, insert—


”.

3.  After question 3.37, insert—


”.

4.  For questions 3.42 and 3.43(4), substitute —



”.

5.  In question 3.45—

(a)delete the entries for “Invalidity benefit” and “Sickness benefit”; and

(b)insert in the appropriate place—


”.

6.  In question 3.47(5), in the entry entitled “Annuities”—

(a)after “Annuities”, insert “(other than under a retirement annuity contract)”; and

(b)against the entry, insert “Note 42C”.

7.  In question 3.51, for “Notes 52 and 53”, substitute “Notes 52 and 52A”.

8.  Against question 3.54A(6), insert “Note 52B”.

9.  In question 3.54B(7), insert at the end —


”.

10.  At the end of Section A, for “NOW GO TO PART 4”, substitute—


”.

11.  After note 27B(8), insert—

“27C.  You should answer “Yes” to this question if payment of this benefit to you or your partner has been suspended, or if the amount of the benefit has been reduced because you or your partner are receiving free in-patient treatment within a hospital or similar institution (but not a prison or youth custody institution).”.

12.  After note 42, insert—

“42A.  “Occupational pension” means any pension or other periodical payment under an occupational pension scheme but does not include any discretionary payment out of a fund established for relieving hardship in particular cases.

42B.  “Personal pension scheme” has the same meaning as in section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and, in the case of a self-employed earner, includes a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

42C.  “Retirement annuity contract” means a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

13.  At the end of note 43, add—

“If you or your partner work at a school or college or in a job where there are school holidays or similar periods during which you do not or your partner does not work, you should disregard these periods— and any other periods during which you or your partner are not required to work— in calculating the average hours worked per week.”

14.  In note 44, for the words “income tax” to the end, substitute “and income tax, national insurance contributions and net VAT paid. “Net VAT” means the excess of any value added tax paid by you in respect of taxable supplies made to you, over any such tax received by you in respect of taxable supplies made by you, calculated with reference to the previous 12 months.”.

15.  After note 44, insert—

“44A.  “Retirement annuity” means a periodical payment under a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

16.  For notes 45 to 45C(9), substitute—

“45.  Give the net amount if your pension or retirement annuity is taxed.

45A.  This means a pension paid to victims of National Socialist persecution under any special provision made by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, or any part of it, or of the Republic of Austria.

45B.  “Personal pension” means a pension or other periodical payment under a personal pension scheme within the meaning of section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 including, in the case of a self-employed earner, a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

45C.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over; (ii) where she cannot support herself; or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

45D.  Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

45E.  This means a pension payable to a widow under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 insofar as that Order is made under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 or the Pensions and Yeomanry Pay Act 1884, or is made only under section 12(1) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 and any power of Her Majesty to make pension provision for or in respect of persons who have been disabled or have died in consequence of service as members of the armed forces of the Crown.

Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

45F.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.

45G.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939-45 War.”.

17.  In note 52, at the end insert “Please mention separately any land for which you receive rent under an existing lease or sub-lease.”.

18.  Renumber note 53(10) as 52A.

19.  After note 52A, insert—

“52B.  You should answer “No” to this question where the care is provided by you or your partner for a child named in question 3.22 and one partner charges the other for providing the care.

53.  The schools and other establishments referred to, which are exempted from registration under section 71 of the Children Act 1989 by paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 9 to that Act, are:

(a)by paragraph 3 of Schedule 9—

a school maintained or assisted by a local education authority;

a school under the management of an education authority;

a school in respect of which payments are made by the Secretary of State under section 100 of the Education Act 1944;

an independent school;

a grant-aided school;

a grant maintained school;

a self-governing school;

a play centre maintained or assisted by a local education authority under section 53 of the Education Act 1944;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by his employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities; and

(b)by paragraph 4 of that Schedule—

a registered children’s home;

a voluntary home;

a community home;

a residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home required to be registered under the Registered Homes Act 1984;

a health service hospital;

a home provided, equipped and maintained by the Secretary of State;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the department, authority or other person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by an employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities.”.

Regulation 2(b)

SCHEDULE 2AMENDMENTS TO FORM 2

1.  In question 3.15, against the entries for both “Attendance allowance” and “Disability living allowance”, insert “Note 26C”.

2.  In questions 3.37 and 3.39—

(a)in the entry for “Occupational or private pension plan payments”—

(i)for “private pension plan payments”, substitute “personal pension scheme contributions”; and

(ii)against the entry, insert “Notes 41A and 41B”; and

(b)after that entry, insert—


”.

3.  After question 3.37, insert—


”.

4.  For questions 3.42 and 3.43(11), substitute —



”.

5.  In question 3.45—

(a)delete the entries for “Invalidity benefit” and “Sickness benefit”; and

(b)insert in the appropriate place—


”.

6.  In question 3.47(12), in the entry entitled “Annuities”—

(a)after “Annuities”, insert “(other than under a retirement annuity contract)”; and

(b)against the entry, insert “Note 41C”.

7.  In question 3.51, for “Notes 51 and 52”, substitute “Notes 51 and 51A”.

8.  Against question 3.54A(13), insert “Note 51B”.

9.  In question 3.54B(14), insert at the end —


”.

10.  At the end of Section A, for “NOW GO TO PART 4”, substitute—


”.

11.  In note 18, for “these questions, you”, substitute “these questions and you”.

12.  After note 26B(15), insert—

“26C.  You should answer “Yes” to this question if payment of this benefit to you or your partner has been suspended, or if the amount of the benefit has been reduced because you or your partner are receiving free in-patient treatment within a hospital or similar institution (but not a prison or youth custody institution).”.

13.  After note 41, insert—

“41A.  “Occupational pension” means any pension or other periodical payment under an occupational pension scheme but does not include any discretionary payment out of a fund established for relieving hardship in particular cases.

41B.  “Personal pension scheme” has the same meaning as in section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and, in the case of a self-employed earner, includes a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

41C.  “Retirement annuity contract” means a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

14.  At the end of note 42, add—

“If you or your partner work at a school or college or in a job where there are school holidays or similar periods during which you do not or your partner does not work, you should disregard these periods— and any other periods during which you or your partner are not required to work— in calculating the average hours worked per week.”

15.  In note 43, for the words “income tax” to the end, substitute “and income tax, national insurance contributions and net VAT paid. “Net VAT” means the excess of any value added tax paid by you in respect of taxable supplies made to you, over any such tax received by you in respect of taxable supplies made by you, calculated with reference to the previous 12 months.”.

16.  After note 43, insert—

“43A.  “Retirement annuity” means a periodical payment under a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

17.  For notes 44 to 44C(16), substitute—

“44.  Give the net amount if your pension or retirement annuity is taxed.

44A.  This means a pension paid to victims of National Socialist persecution under any special provision made by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, or any part of it, or of the Republic of Austria.

44B.  “Personal pension” means a pension or other periodical payment under a personal pension scheme within the meaning of section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 including, in the case of a self-employed earner, a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

44C.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over; (ii) where she cannot support herself; or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

44D.  Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

44E.  This means a pension payable to a widow under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 insofar as that Order is made under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 or the Pensions and Yeomanry Pay Act 1884, or is made only under section 12(1) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 and any power of Her Majesty to make pension provision for or in respect of persons who have been disabled or have died in consequence of service as members of the armed forces of the Crown.

Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

44F.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.

44G.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939-45 War.”.

18.  In note 51, at the end insert “Please mention separately any land for which you receive rent under an existing lease or sub-lease.”.

19.  Renumber note 52(17) as 51A.

20.  After note 51A, insert—

“51B.  You should answer “No” to this question where the care is provided by you or your partner for a child named in question 3.22 and one partner charges the other for providing the care.

52.  The schools and other establishments referred to, which are exempted from registration under section 71 of the Children Act 1989 by paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 9 to that Act, are:

(a)by paragraph 3 of Schedule 9—

a school maintained or assisted by a local education authority;

a school under the management of an education authority;

a school in respect of which payments are made by the Secretary of State under section 100 of the Education Act 1944;

an independent school;

a grant-aided school;

a grant maintained school;

a self-governing school;

a play centre maintained or assisted by a local education authority under section 53 of the Education Act 1944;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by his employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities; and

(b)by paragraph 4 of that Schedule—

a registered children’s home;

a voluntary home;

a community home;

a residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home required to be registered under the Registered Homes Act 1984;

a health service hospital;

a home provided, equipped and maintained by the Secretary of State;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the department, authority or other person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by an employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities.”.

Regulation 2(c)

SCHEDULE 3AMENDMENTS TO FORM 3

1.  In question 3.13, against the entries for both “Attendance allowance” and “Disability living allowance”, insert “Note 26C”.

2.  In questions 3.35 and 3.37—

(a)in the entry for “Occupational or private pension plan payments”—

(i)for “private pension plan payments”, substitute “personal pension scheme contributions”; and

(ii)against the entry, insert “Notes 41A and 41B”; and

(b)after that entry, insert—


”.

3.  After question 3.35, insert—


”.

4.  For questions 3.40 and 3.41(18), substitute —



”.

5.  In question 3.43—

(a)delete the entries for “Invalidity benefit” and “Sickness benefit”; and

(b)insert in the appropriate place—


”.

6.  In question 3.45(19), in the entry entitled “Annuities”—

(a)after “Annuities”, insert “(other than under a retirement annuity contract)”; and

(b)against the entry, insert “Note 41C”.

7.  In question 3.49, for “Notes 51 and 52”, substitute “Notes 51 and 51A”.

8.  Against question 3.52A(20), insert “Note 51B”.

9.  In question 3.52B(21), insert at the end —


”.

10.  At the end of Section A, for “NOW GO TO PART 4”, substitute—


”.

11.  For question 3.54, substitute—




12.  After note 26B(22), insert—

“26C.  You should answer “Yes” to this question if payment of this benefit to you or your partner has been suspended, or if the amount of the benefit has been reduced because you or your partner are receiving free in-patient treatment within a hospital or similar institution (but not a prison or youth custody institution).”.

13.  After note 41, insert—

“41A.  “Occupational pension” means any pension or other periodical payment under an occupational pension scheme but does not include any discretionary payment out of a fund established for relieving hardship in particular cases.

41B.  “Personal pension scheme” has the same meaning as in section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and, in the case of a self-employed earner, includes a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

41C.  “Retirement annuity contract” means a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

14.  At the end of note 42, add—

“If you or your partner work at a school or college or in a job where there are school holidays or similar periods during which you do not or your partner does not work, you should disregard these periods— and any other periods during which you or your partner are not required to work— in calculating the average hours worked per week.”.

15.  In note 43, for the words “income tax” to the end, substitute “and income tax, national insurance contributions and net VAT paid. “Net VAT” means the excess of any value added tax paid by you in respect of taxable supplies made to you, over any such tax received by you in respect of taxable supplies made by you, calculated with reference to the previous 12 months.”.

16.  After note 43, insert—

“43A.  “Retirement annuity” means a periodical payment under a contract or trust scheme approved under Chapter III of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.”.

17.  For notes 44 to 44C(23), substitute—

“44.  Give the net amount if your pension or retirement annuity is taxed.

44A.  This means a pension paid to victims of National Socialist persecution under any special provision made by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, or any part of it, or of the Republic of Austria.

44B.  “Personal pension” means a pension or other periodical payment under a personal pension scheme within the meaning of section 191 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 including, in the case of a self-employed earner, a scheme approved by the Board of Inland Revenue under Chapter IV of Part XIV of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988.

44C.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over; (ii) where she cannot support herself; or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

44D.  Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

44E.  This means a pension payable to a widow under the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 insofar as that Order is made under the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865 or the Pensions and Yeomanry Pay Act 1884, or is made only under section 12(1) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 and any power of Her Majesty to make pension provision for or in respect of persons who have been disabled or have died in consequence of service as members of the armed forces of the Crown.

Please mention any analogous pension received from a country outside Great Britain. You should also answer this question if you receive compensation for the non-payment of such a pension, whatever its source.

44F.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.

44G.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939 – 45 War.”.

18.  In note 51, at the end insert “Please mention separately any land for which you receive rent under an existing lease or sub-lease.”.

19.  Renumber note 52(24) as 51A.

20.  After note 51A, insert—

“51B.  You should answer “No” to this question where the care is provided by you or your partner for a child named in question 3.20 and one partner charges the other for providing the care.

52.  The schools and other establishments referred to, which are exempted from registration under section 71 of the Children Act 1989 by paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 9 to that Act, are:

(a)by paragraph 3 of Schedule 9—

a school maintained or assisted by a local education authority;

a school under the management of an education authority;

a school in respect of which payments are made by the Secretary of State under section 100 of the Education Act 1944;

an independent school;

a grant-aided school;

a grant maintained school;

a self-governing school;

a play centre maintained or assisted by a local education authority under section 53 of the Education Act 1944;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by his employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities; and

(b)by paragraph 4 of that Schedule—

a registered children’s home;

a voluntary home;

a community home;

a residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home required to be registered under the Registered Homes Act 1984;

a health service hospital;

a home provided, equipped and maintained by the Secretary of State;

where the child concerned is looked after under day care arrangements made by the department, authority or other person carrying on the establishment as part of its activities or by an employee at the establishment authorised to make those arrangements as part of the establishment’s activities.”.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) Regulations 1994. Most of the amendments are consequential to amendments made by the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1331) to the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/648, amended by S.I. 1995/838). There are also minor and drafting amendments.
Schedule 1 to the Regulations amends Form 1 (application for renovation grant); Schedule 2 amends Form 2 (application for disabled facilities grant); and Schedule 3 amends Form 3 (application for common parts grant). The Regulations do not amend Form 4 (application for HMO grant).
Regulation 3 stops the Regulations applying to applications made before 17th June 1996.


(1)
See the definition of “prescribed”.

(2)
1989 c. 42.

(3)
S.I. 1994/565, amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(4)
Question 3.43 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(5)
Question 3.47 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(6)
Question 3.54A was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(7)
Question 3.54B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(8)
Note 27B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(9)
Notes 45A to 45C were inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(10)
Note 53 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(11)
Question 3.43 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(12)
Question 3.47 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(13)
Question 3.54A was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(14)
Question 3.54B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(15)
Note 26B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(16)
Notes 44A to 44C were inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(17)
Note 52 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(18)
Question 3.41 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(19)
Question 3.45 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.

(20)
Question 3.52A was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(21)
Question 3.52B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(22)
Note 26B was inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(23)
Notes 44A to 44C were inserted by S.I. 1995/839.

(24)
Note 52 was amended by S.I. 1995/839.
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