Reply To: Income

Julian Hobson

Well spotted, I accept CHB included by virtue of the fact it is not excluded under HB reg 25(1)(h), and that fostering is disregarded under working age so no change.

I think maintenance and adoption allowances are still an issue. Hopefully it isn’t an oversight but let’s assume at this stage that it is.

My real concern now is that the way in which the Pensioner regs work, and the way in which the Working age regs work are completely different. The approach is different and my difficulty appears to be understanding that the old “include everything, unless the schedules exclude it”, is replaced with “only include those items specified” and “be carefull because parts of the Include regs actually apply to specific exclusions”.

In practice the new approach is probably simpler but, I would say, less clear.