Reply To: Reg 79 and Rent increases

Peter Barker

Yes, the increase overrides the uprating.

The only exception to this rule would be if Reg 79(4) placed the effective date of the uprating in March. This cannot happen when 1 April is a Monday, but it can happen in any other year. Such an eventuality would be ultra vires s150 of the Social Security Administration Act so reg 79(4) would have to be ignored (and presumably two superseding decisions made, one for the rent increase and another for the uprating). Not an issue this year though.