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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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6.—(1) In Article 46 (premium on termination of contracted-out scheme), for paragraph (5A) (earnings deemed to equal upper earnings limit where their amount is not readily ascertainable) substitute the following paragraph—

(5A) Where, in calculating the costs referred to in paragraph (5), the Department cannot readily ascertain the amount of any earnings in a tax week, the Department may for the purpose of calculating those costs—

(a)compute, in such manner as it thinks fit, an amount which shall be regarded as the amount of those earnings; or

(b)take their amount to be such sum as it may specify in the particular case,

and it may certify the costs accordingly..

(2) In paragraph (5B) (refund where true amount of earnings ascertained)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (b) for “less” substitute “different”; and

(b)at the end of that paragraph add “or, as the case may be, the prescribed person shall pay to the Department the amount by which it would have been more.”.

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