Search Legislation

The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2017 No. 227

Social Security

The State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017

Made

28th November 2017

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1(1)

This Order is made in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 130AD and 165(1) and (4) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and now vested in the Department for Communities(2).

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has made an Order(3) under sections 148AD(2) and (3) and 189(1) and (4) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992(4).

Accordingly the Department for Communities makes the following Order.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the State Pension Debits and Credits (Revaluation) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017 and shall come into operation on—

(a)19th December 2017 for the purpose of making an award on a claim for a state pension under regulation 15(1) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(5) (advance notice of retirement and claim for and award of pension) to a person who reaches pensionable age(6) on or after 10th April 2018; and

(b)9th April 2018 for all other purposes.

(2) In this Article “a state pension” means a state pension under Part 1 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.

The increase in the amount of relevant debits or credits

2.  For the purposes of paragraph 3 of each of Schedules 8 and 10 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (pension sharing: appropriate weekly rate and reduction), the amount of relevant debits or credits for the tax year specified in the first column of the table set out in the Schedule to this Order is directed to be increased by the percentage of their amount specified by the corresponding entry in the second column.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Communities on 28th November 2017

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Communities

Article 2

SCHEDULEPercentage increase of the amounts of relevant debits and credits for specified tax years

Tax yearPercentage increase
2016-20174.0
2017-20183.0

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order corresponds to an Order (S.I. 2017/1152) made by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under section 148AD(2) and (3) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5).

Article 2 of this Order revalues debits and credits under Article 46A(2) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I. 11)) in accordance with the increase in the general level of prices.

Under paragraph 3 of each of Schedules 8 and 10 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) debits to which a person is subject (under section 14 of the 2015 Act) and credits to which a person is entitled (under section 13 of the 2015 Act) are revalued by the percentage specified by the last order under section 130AD of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8) to come into operation before the person reached pensionable age. Pensionable age has the meaning given by the rules in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22)).

Article 1(1) ensures that the revaluing percentage applies to debits and credits applicable to all persons reaching pensionable age on or after 10th April 2018, whether or not they make an advance claim to a state pension. Article 1(1)(a) brings this Order into operation on 19th December 2017 for the purpose of making an advance award of a state pension under regulation 15(1) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 in respect of persons who reach pensionable age on or after 10th April 2018. Article 1(1)(b) brings this Order into operation for all other purposes on 9th April 2018.

(1)

1992 c. 8; section 130AD was inserted by paragraph 7 of Schedule 11 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 5 (N.I.)); section 165(1) was amended by paragraph 49(2) of Schedule 3 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/671) and section 18(5) of the National Insurance Contributions Act 2014 (c. 7)

(2)

See Article 8(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481 and section 1(7) of the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (c. 5 (N.I.))

(5)

S.R. 1987 No. 465; regulation 15(1) was amended by regulation 2(6) of S.R. 2005 No. 299 and Article 9(7)(a) of S.R. 2015 No. 411

(6)

For the meaning of “pensionable age” see section 165(1) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 which refers to paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22))

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Rule and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Rule accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Northern Ireland Statutory Rule or Draft Northern Ireland Statutory Rule laid before the UK Parliament during the suspension of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources