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The Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill

The Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill was introduced into Parliament for consideration on Thursday 17 March 2016.

At 28 April 2017, the Bill is awaiting its second reading. With the time available, it’s unlikey that the Bill will be passed into law in 2017 and allow sufficient time for implementation.

Any proposed changes, because of the Bill, eg tidying up the legislation, modernising the layout of the Act, changing of names of a couple of Benefits will not happen this year.