Hi, so section 3 started on 31st October and expiry date calculated as 30/04 as this six months back one day. Query over expiry date being 29/04 instead as this is one day back from end of the month ? What is the consensus please?
The first period lasts six months including the first day (s20(1)). The MHA Manual mentions that month means calendar month (25th edition, 1-344, p188). I think the first period would be 31/10/21 to 30/4/22 inclusive, the second period 1/5/22 to 30/10/22, and the third 31/10/22 to 30/10/23 inclusive.
A trickier question would involve a section starting on 1/11/21. I think the first period would end at the same time as the one which began on 31/10/21.
|First period||Second period||Third period|
† These dates would both be 31/4/22 if that day existed.