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Child Maintenance Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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3.  For paragraph 2 (basic rate) substitute—

2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the basic rate is the following percentage of the non-resident parent’s gross weekly income—

  • 12% where the non-resident parent has one qualifying child;

  • 16% where the non-resident parent has 2 qualifying children;

  • 19% where the non-resident parent has 3 or more qualifying children.

(2) If the gross weekly income of the non-resident parent exceeds £800, the basic rate is the aggregate of the amount found by applying sub-paragraph (1) in relation to the first £800 of that income and the following percentage of the remainder—

  • 9% where the non-resident parent has one qualifying child;

  • 12% where the non-resident parent has 2 qualifying children;

  • 15% where the non-resident parent has 3 or more qualifying children.

(3) If the non-resident parent also has one or more relevant other children, gross weekly income shall be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) as reduced by the following percentage—

  • 12% where the non-resident parent has one relevant other child;

  • 16% where the non-resident parent has 2 relevant other children;

  • 19% where the non-resident parent has 3 or more relevant other children..

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