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Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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PART 4ADDITIONAL PENSIONS

Additional pension: upper accrual point to replace upper earnings limit from 2009–10

102.—(1) The Contributions and Benefits Act is amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (4).

(2) In section 22(2B) (earnings factors), for “the flat rate introduction year” (in both places) substitute “2009–10”.

(3) In section 44(7)(c) (Category A retirement pension), for “the flat rate introduction year” (in both places) substitute “2009–10”.

(4) In section 121 (interpretation)—

(a)in subsection (1), for the definition of “the upper accrual point” substitute—

“the upper accrual point” is £770;,

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) Whenever regulations are made under section 122(6A) of the Great Britain Contributions and Benefits Act, regulations may make corresponding provision for Northern Ireland (and references in this or any other statutory provision to “the prescribed equivalent”, in the context of the upper accrual point, are to the equivalent prescribed under this subsection in relation to earners paid otherwise than weekly)., and

(c)omit subsections (7) and (8).

(5) Section 149(2) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8) (referral of regulations to Social Security Advisory Committee) does not apply to regulations under section 121(6A) of the Contributions and Benefits Act.

(6) Schedule 7 contains consequential amendments.

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