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The Shared Parental Leave and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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7.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1) are amended as follows—

(2) In regulation 1 (interpretation), in paragraph (2), in the definition of “paternity leave”—

(a)omit “ordinary”;

(b)omit “or on additional paternity leave by virtue of Article 112AA or 112BB of that Order”;

(c)at the appropriate place there is inserted—

“shared parental leave” means leave under Article 107E to 107G of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;.

(3) In regulation 15 (circumstances in which a person is not to be regarded as available), in paragraph (bc) after “paternity leave” insert “, shared parental leave”.

(4) In regulation 52 (persons treated as engaged in remunerative work), in paragraph (1), after “adoption leave” insert “, shared parental leave”.

(5) In regulation 98 (earnings of employed earners), in paragraph (2)(c), after “adoption leave” insert “, shared parental leave”.

(6) In Schedule 6 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in paragraph 4—

(i)for “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay” substitute “statutory paternity pay”;

(ii)after “statutory adoption pay by virtue of Part 12ZB of the Benefits Act,” insert “statutory shared parental pay by virtue of Part 12ZC of the Benefits Act,”;

(iii)for “or adoption leave” substitute “, adoption leave or shared parental leave”.

(b)in paragraph 5—

(i)for “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay” substitute “statutory paternity pay”;

(ii)for “or statutory adoption pay” substitute “statutory shared parental pay or statutory adoption pay”.

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; amended by S.R. 2002 No. 363, S.R. 2008 No. 112 and S.R. 2012 No. 121; there are other amending regulations but none are relevant.

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