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Appendix 2: Abbreviations used in the notes
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Appendix 2: Abbreviations used in the notes


Art(s) Article(s)
EWCA England and Wales Court of Appeal
HLR Housing Law Reports
para(s) paragraph(s)
QBD Queen’s Bench Division
r(r)  rule(s) 
reg(s) regulation(s)
s(s) section(s)
Sch(s) Schedule(s)
vol volume


Acts of Parliament

Most Acts are available at 


AC(S)A 2007  Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007
CFA 2014  Children and Families Act 2014
C(S)A 1995 Children (Scotland) Act 1995
CSPSSA 2000 Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000
CYP(S)A 2014 Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
E(S)A 1980 Education (Scotland) Act 1980
IAA 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
IT(TOI)A 2005 Income Tax (Trading and Other Income) Act 2005
JSA 1995 Jobseekers Act 1995
NHSCCA 1990 National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990
NHS(S)A 1978 National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978
PA 2014 Pensions Act 2014 
SPCA 2002 State Pension Credit Act 2002
SSA 1998 Social Security Act 1998
SSAA 1992 Social Security Administration Act 1992
SSCBA 1992 Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992
SW(S)A 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968
TCA 2002 Tax Credits Act 2002
WRA 2007  Welfare Reform Act 2007 
WRA 2012 Welfare Reform Act 2012



Most regulations are available at Each set of regulations has a statutory instrument (SI) number and a date.


ASPP(G)Regs  The Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (General) Regulations 2010 No.1056
ASSA(S)Regs The Adoption Support Services and Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2009 No.152
CB Regs The Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006 No.223
CB&GA(DA) Regs The Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2003 No.916
C(LC)SSB Regs The Children (Leaving Care) Social Security Benefits Regulations 2001 No.3074
C(LC)SSB(S) Regs The Children (Leaving Care) Social Security Benefits (Scotland) Regulations 2004 No.747
CTC Regs The Child Tax Credit Regulations 2002 No.2007
CT(D)(S) Regs  The Council Tax (Discounts) (Scotland) Regulations 1992 No.1409  
CTR(S) Regs The Council Tax Reduction (Scotland) Regulations 2012 No.303
CTR(SPC)(S) Regs The Council Tax Reduction (State Pension Credit) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 No.319
DFA Regs The Discretionary Financial Assistance Regulations 2001 No.1167
ESA Regs The Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 No.794
GA(Gen) Regs  The Guardian’s Allowance (General) Regulations 2003 No.495
HB Regs The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 No.213
HB(SPC) Regs The Housing Benefit (Persons who have Attained the Qualifying Age for State Pension Credit) Regulations 2006 No.214
HB&CTB(DA) Regs The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2001 No.1002
HSS&WF(A) Regs The Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2005 No.3262
IS Regs The Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 No.1967
JSA Regs The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996 No.207
KCA(S)O The Kinship Care Assistance (Scotland) Order 2016 No.153
LAC(S) Regs The Looked After Children (Scotland) Regulations 2009 No.210
NHS(CDA)(S) Regs The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2009 No.37
NHS(TERC)(S) Regs The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No.2) Regulations 2003 No.460
PIP(TP) Regs  The Personal Independence Payment (Tranisitional Provisions) Regulations 2013 No.387
SAYPLC(S) Regs The Support and Assistance of Young People Leaving Care (Scotland) Regulations 2003 No.608
SFM&FE Regs The Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations 2005 No.3061
SPC Regs The State Pension Credit Regulations 2002 No.1792
SPPSAP(G) Regs The Statutory Paternity and Statutory Adoption Pay (General) Regulations 2002 No.2822
SS(AA) Regs The Social Security (Attendance Allowance) Regulations 1991 No.2740
SS(C&P) Regs The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1987 No.1968
SS(CCPC) Regs The Social Security (Contributions Credits for Parents and Carers) Regulations 2010 No.19 
SS&CS(DA) Regs The Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999 No.991
SS(DLA) Regs The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 1991 No.2890
SS(HIP) Regs The Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations 2005 No.3360
SS(ICA) Regs The Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) Regulations 1976 No.409
SS(IFW) Regs The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (General) Regulations 1995 No.311
SS(PAOR) Regs The Social Security (Payments on Account, Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations 1988 No.664
SS(PIP) Regs  The Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013 No.377 
SS(WTCCTC)(CA) Regs The Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2003 No.455
SSB(CE) Regs  The Social Security Benefit (Computation of Earnings) Regulations 1996 No.2745
TC(A)(No.2) Regs The Tax Credits (Appeals) (No.2) Regulations 2002 No.3196
TCA(No.3)O The Tax Credits Act 2002 (Commencement No.3 and Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2003 No.938
TC(DCI) Regs The Tax Credits (Definition and Calculation of Income) Regulations 2002 No.2006
TC(Imm) Regs The Tax Credits (Immigration) Regulations 2003 No.653
TC(ITDR) Regs The Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002 No.2008
TC(R) Regs The Tax Credits (Residence) Regulations 2003 No.654
TP(FT) Rules The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Social Entitlement Chamber) Rules 2008 No.2685
UC Regs The Universal Credit Regulations 2013 No.376
UC,PIP,JSA&ESA(C&P)Regs The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations 2013 No.380
UC,PIP,JSA&ESA(DA) Regs The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker's Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2013 No.381  
WTC(EMR) Regs The Working Tax Credit (Entitlement and Maximum Rate) Regulations 2002 No.2005


Other abbreviations


ADM  Advice for Decision Making
BIM Business Income Manual
CBTM Child Benefit Technical Manual
DMG Decision Makers' Guide
GM The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit Guidance Manual
SWFG The Scottish Welfare Fund Guidance
TCM  Tax Credit Manual
TCTM Tax Credits Technical Manual


References like CIS/142/1990 and R(IS) 1/07 are references to commissioners’ decisions.

References like [2010] UKUT 208 (AAC) are references to decisions of the Upper Tribunal.

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