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The Christmas Bonus (Specified Sum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 502

Social Security

The Christmas Bonus (Specified Sum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

18th December 2008

Coming into operation

19th December 2008

Approved by resolution of the Assembly on

17th February 2009

The Department for Social Development makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 144(3)(b) and 171(3)(b) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and now vested in it(2).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Christmas Bonus (Specified Sum) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 19th December 2008.

Christmas bonus payment for 2008

2.  For the purposes of section 144(3)(b) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (entitlement to Christmas bonus), the sum specified for the year 2008 is £70.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 18th December 2008

(L.S.)

John O’Neill

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides that for the year 2008 the sum which is payable by way of Christmas bonus under section 144 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 is increased from £10 to £70.

(1)

1992 c. 7; section 144 was amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14 (N.I.))

(2)

See Article 8(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481

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