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Social Security Pensions Act 1975

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1Earnings limits

(1)For the purposes of the Social Security Act 1975 (in this Act referred to as " the principal Act ") and this Act—

(a)the lower earnings limit for Class 1 contributions (level of weekly earnings at which liability for such contributions arises); and

(b)the upper earnings limit for Class 1 contributions (maximum amount of weekly earnings in respect of which such contributions are payable), for any tax year shall be such amounts as may be specified for that year by regulations made in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) below.

(2)The amount specified as the lower earnings limit for any tax year shall be an amount equal to or not more than 49p less than—

(a)the sum which at the beginning of that year is specified in section 6(1)(a) below; or

(b)that sum as increased by any Act or order passed or made before the beginning of that year and taking effect before 6th May in that year.

(3)The amount specified as the upper earnings limit for any tax year shall be an amount which either—

(a)is equal to seven times the sum by reference to which the lower earnings limit for that year is specified in accordance with subsection (2) above ; or

(b)exceeds or falls short of seven times that sum by an amount not exceeding half that sum.

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