Universal credit: Secondary Legislation

This section of the site explains the secondary legislation relating to Universal Credit (UC) and highlights those sections that are relevant to the transition from tax credits to UC. Most of the regulations have been enacted using powers in the Welfare Reform Act 2012, the primary legislation that sets out the framework for Universal Credit.

Main Regulations as enacted

In this section you will find the main Universal Credit regulations covering more detailed entitlement rules, appeals and transitional provision rules.

Miscellaneous and Consequential Amendment Regulations

In this section you will find all other related Universal Credit regulations.

Commencement Orders

In this section you will find all commencement orders relating to the Welfare Reform Act 2012.

Regulations relating to passported benefits

This section contains regulations relating to passported benefits that are given as a consequence of claiming Universal Credit.

Last reviewed/updated 1 July 2022