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The Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order (Northern Ireland) 1991

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1.  —

(1) This order may be cited as the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order (Northern Ireland) 1991 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1991.

(2) In this order “the Act”means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975.

Weekly earnings and percentage rate figures for secondary earnings brackets

2.  In section 4(6E) of the Act(1) (secondary earnings brackets and appropriate percentage rates)

(a)for the weekly earnings figure £79 99 and the percentage rate figure 5, specified in respect of Bracket 1, there shall be substituted respectively the figures £84 99 and 4 6;

(b)for the weekly earnings figures £80 00 and £124 99 and the percentage rate figure 7, specified in respect of Bracket 2, there shall be substituted respectively the figures £85 00, £129 99 and 6 6;

(c)for the weekly earnings figures £125 00 and £174 99 and the percentage rate figure 9, specified in respect of Bracket 3, there shall be substituted respectively the figures £130 00, £184 99 and 8 6;

(d)for the weekly earnings figure £175 00 and the percentage rate figure 10 45, specified in respect of Bracket 4, there shall be substituted respectively the figures £185 00 and 10 4.

Rate of, and small earnings exception from, Class 2 contributions

3.  In section 7 of the Act (Class 2 contributions)

(a)in subsection (1) (weekly rate) for “£4 55”(2) there shall be substituted “£5 15”;

(b)in subsection (5) (small earnings exception) for “£2,600”(3) there shall be substituted “£2,900”.

Amount of Class 3 contributions

4.  In section 8(1) of the Act (amount of Class 3 contributions) for “£4 45”(4) there shall be substituted “£5 05”.

Lower and upper limits for Class 4 contributions

5.  In sections 9(2) and 10(1) of the Act (Class 4 contributions recoverable under Tax Acts and regulations)—

(a)for “£5,450”(5) (lower limit) wherever it appears there shall be substituted in each of those sections “£5,900”;

(b)for “£18,200”(6) (upper limit) there shall be substituted in each of those sections “£20,280”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on

L.S.

A. N. Burns

Assistant Secretary

8th March 1991.

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