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The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Revaluation of earnings factors

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

(a)to the calculation—

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

(ii)of any guaranteed minimum pension(2), or

(b)to any other calculation required under Part III of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(3) (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 the Schedule.

(1)

See sections 22 and 23 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7) (“the 1992 Act”). Section 22 was amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15)), paragraph 43 of Schedule 6 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10)), section 29(1) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 (c. 4 (N.I.)), paragraph 26 of Schedule 1 to the National Insurance Contributions Act 2002 (c. 19), subject to section 8(2) of that Act, paragraph 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2 (N.I.)), section 10(1) of, and paragraphs 9 and 30 of Schedule 1 to, the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 1 (N.I.)), section 102(2) of, and paragraph 2 of Schedule 7 to, the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c. 13 (N.I.)), and paragraph 6 of Schedule 12 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (c. 5 (N.I)). Section 23 was amended by paragraph 31 of Schedule 7 to the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993, Article 131(1) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, paragraph 27 of Schedule 1 to the National Insurance Contributions Act 2002, subject to section 8(2) of that Act, and paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 to the Pensions (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2008. See also paragraphs 4(2), 8(4) and 9(4) of Schedule 4B to the 1992 Act under which flat rate accrual amounts of additional state pension are to be increased by reference to the percentage figure specified for 2015-16 in orders under section 130 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992. See also paragraphs 2(6) of Schedule 8 and 2(6) of Schedule 10 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015, under which old state pension scheme pension debits and credits are to be increased by reference to percentage figures specified in orders under section 130 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

(2)

Earnings factors for any tax year after 1996-1997 are not relevant to the calculation of any guaranteed minimum pension; see section 10(8) of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 as amended by paragraph 20(b) of Schedule 3 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995; see also Article 2(h) of S.R. 1996 No. 91 (C. 4) for the meaning of “principal appointed day”

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