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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 79

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

7th March 1996

Coming into operation

6th April 1996

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 5 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1996.

Amendment of regulation 7 of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations

2.  In regulation 7 of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2) (lower and upper earnings limits for Class 1 contributions)—

(a)for “6th April 1995” there shall be substituted “6th April 1996”;

(b)for “£58” and “£440” there shall be substituted respectively “£61” and “£455”.

Revocation

3.  Regulation 2(2) of the Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(3) is hereby revoked.

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

L.S.

W. G. Purdy

Assistant Secretary

7th March 1996.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations further amend the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 (“the principal Regulations”).

Regulation 2 amends regulation 7 of the principal Regulations by increasing the weekly lower and upper earnings limits for Class 1 contributions for the tax year beginning on 6th April 1996. The lower earnings limit is increased from £58 to £61 and the upper earnings limit from £440 to £455.

Regulation 3 contains a revocation.

These Regulations are made under section 5 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 and accordingly, by virtue of section 149(3) of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8), are not subject to the requirement of section 149(2) of that Act for prior reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee.

(2)

S.R. 1979 No. 186; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1980 No. 463 and S.R. 1995 No. 88