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The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 31st May 1999.

Revaluation of earnings factors

2.  The earnings factors(1) for tax years specified in the first column of the Schedule to this Order, in so far as they are relevant(2)—

(a)to the calculation—

(i)of the additional pension in the rate of any long-term benefit, or

(ii)of any guaranteed minimum pension, or

(b)to any other calculation required under Part III of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (including that Part as modified by or under any other enactment),

are directed to be increased for those tax years by the percentage of their amount shown opposite those tax years in the second column of that Schedule.

Rounding of fractional amounts

3.  Where any earnings factor relevant to the calculation specified in Article 2(a)(i) of this Order, as increased in accordance with this Order, would not but for this Article be expressed as a whole number of pounds, it shall be so expressed by the rounding down of any fraction of a pound less than one half and the rounding up of any other fraction of a pound.

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


John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

29th April 1999.

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