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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 136

PENSIONS

The Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

2nd April 1998

Coming into operation

6th April 1999

Whereas the Secretary of State for Social Security has made an Order(1) under section 45A of the Pension Schemes Act 1993(2):

Now, therefore, the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 41A of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(3) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1999.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Appropriate age-related percentages

2.  For the purposes of section 41 of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(5) (amount of minimum contributions) the appropriate age-related percentages in respect of earners in the tax years 1999-2000 to 2001-2002 are those specified in the table in the Schedule by reference to the earners' ages on the last day of the preceding tax year.

Amendment of previous Order

3.  In the Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996(6)—

(a)in Article 2, for “to 2001-02” there shall be substituted “and 1998-99”, and

(b)in the Schedule, in the table, the columns relating to the tax years 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 shall be omitted.

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

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1998.

Article 2

SCHEDULE

TABLE

Appropriate age-related percentages of earnings exceeding the lower earnings limit but not the upper earnings limit

Age on last day of preceding tax yearAppropriate age-related percentages for the tax year
1999-20002000-20012001-2002
153·83·83·8
163·83·83·8
173·93·93·9
183·93·93·9
194·04·04·0
204·04·04·0
214·14·14·1
224·14·14·1
234·24·24·2
244·24·24·2
254·34·34·3
264·34·34·3
274·44·44·4
284·44·44·4
294·54·54·5
304·54·54·5
314·64·64·6
324·64·64·6
334·74·74·7
344·74·74·7
354·84·84·8
364·84·84·8
375·04·94·9
385·15·04·9
395·35·25·1
405·55·45·3
415·75·55·4
425·95·75·6
436·15·95·8
446·56·16·0
457·16·66·2
467·97·26·6
478·78·07·3
489·08·88·1
499·09·08·9
509·09·09·0
519·09·09·0
529·09·09·0
539·09·09·0
549·09·09·0
559·09·09·0
569·09·09·0
579·09·09·0
589·09·09·0
599·09·09·0
609·09·09·0
619·09·09·0
629·09·09·0
639·09·09·0

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order, which corresponds to an Order (S.I. 1998/944) made by the Secretary of State for Social Security under section 45A of the Pension Schemes Act 1993, specifies with effect from 6th April 1999 the appropriate age-related percentages of earnings payable as minimum contributions in respect of members of appropriate personal pension schemes. It also amends the Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 to restrict its application to the tax years 1997-98 and 1998-99.

(1)

S.I. 1998/944

(3)

1993 c. 49; section 41A was inserted by Article 135(5) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22))

(5)

Section 41 was amended by Article 135(2) to (4) of, and paragraph 35 of Schedule 3 to, the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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