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The Welfare Supplementary Payment (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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3.—(1) This paragraph applies where an employer of the liable person has received a notice under paragraph 1 relating to the liable person.

(2) On each pay-day the employer must make a deduction from the net earnings which the employer would otherwise pay to the liable person on that pay-day.

(3) Where the earnings are payable weekly, the amount to be deducted is—

(a)the percentage of net earnings specified in Table A below for the band within which the net earnings payable on the pay day in question fall, or

(b)a lower amount calculated in the manner specified in the notice.

Table A

Net earnings bandPercentage of net earnings
Not exceeding £100Nil
Exceeding £100 but not exceeding £1603
Exceeding £160 but not exceeding £2205
Exceeding £220 but not exceeding £2707
Exceeding £270 but not exceeding £37511
Exceeding £375 but not exceeding £52015
Exceeding £52020

(4) Where the earnings are payable monthly, the amount to be deducted is—

(a)the percentage of net earnings specified in Table B below for the band within which the net earnings payable on the pay day in question fall, or

(b)a lower amount calculated in the manner specified in the notice.

Table B

Net earnings bandPercentage of net earnings
Not exceeding £430Nil
Exceeding £430 but not exceeding £6903
Exceeding £690 but not exceeding £9505
Exceeding £950 but not exceeding £1,1607
Exceeding £1,160 but not exceeding £1,61511
Exceeding £1,615 but not exceeding £2,24015
Exceeding £2,24020

(5) Where an amount determined under sub-paragraph (3) or (4) results in a fraction of a penny, that fraction is to be disregarded if it is half a penny or less; otherwise it is to be treated as a penny.

(6) The employer remains subject to the duty under sub-paragraph (2) unless and until—

(a)the employer is notified by the Department that the notice—

(i)has been varied under paragraph 9,

(ii)has been discharged under paragraph 10, or

(iii)has lapsed under paragraph 11, or

(b)the employer considers that, as a result of deductions under this Schedule, the outstanding amount is nil.

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