The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 came into force on all new construction contracts entered into after 1 May 1998. The Act was amended by The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 and covers both Scotland and England, it amends the Housing Grants, Construction and Redevelopment Act 1996. It came into force in England on 1 October 2011 and on 1 November 2011 in Scotland.