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The Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions) (Salary Related Contracted-out Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Reduced Rates of Class 1 Contributions) (Salary Related Contracted-out Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1997.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Alteration of reduced rates of Class 1 contributions

2.  In section 37(1A) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(2) (reduced rates of Class 1 contributions) the percentage specified—

(a)in paragraph (a) shall be 1·6 per cent; and

(b)in paragraph (b) shall be 3 per cent.

Consequential provision

3.  In paragraph 2(3)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(3) (priority in bankruptcy, etc: employer’s contributions to an occupational pension scheme), so far as the percentage specified in that paragraph applies in relation to earnings paid or payable on or after 6th April 1997, the percentage specified for non-contributing earners in relation to a salary related contracted-out scheme shall be 4·6 per cent.

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

L.S.

W. G. Purdy

Assistant Secretary

4th April 1996

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