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The Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order 1977

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1.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the annual rate of an official pension may, if any qualifying condition is satisfied or the pension is a widow's pension, be increased by the pension authority in respect of any period on or after 1st December 1977, as follows:—

(a)a pension beginning before the year 1969 may be increased by the amount necessary to bring the rate up to the 1969 standard, that is to say to the rate arrived at by applying to the basic rate of pension the multiplier given in Schedule 1 for the year in which the pension began, and by a further 178·9071 per cent. of the rate so increased;

(b)a pension beginning on or before 1st April 1969 but not earlier than that year may be increased by 178·9071 per cent. of the basic rate;

(c)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st April 1969 may be increased by 174·1799 per cent. of the basic rate;

(d)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st October 1969 may be increased by 169·4526 per cent. of the basic rate;

(e)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st April 1970 may be increased by 159·9982 per cent. of the basic rate;

(f)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st October 1970 may be increased by 150·5437 per cent. of the basic rate;

(g)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st April 1971 may be increased by 138·7277 per cent. of the basic rate;

(h)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st October 1971 may be increased by 127·1140 per cent. of the basic rate;

(i)a pension beginning in the three months following 1st April 1972 may be increased by 122·5975 per cent. of the basic rate;

(j)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st July 1972 may be increased by 117·2345 per cent. of the basic rate;

(k)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st January 1973 may be increased by 108·7734 per cent. of the basic rate;

(l)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st July 1973 may be increased by 99·4728 per cent. of the basic rate;

(m)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st January 1974 may be increased by 89·6765 per cent. of the basic rate;

(n)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st July 1974 may be increased by 73·1878 per cent. of the basic rate;

(o)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st January 1975 may be increased by 60·5972 per cent. of the basic rate.

(p)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st July 1975 may be increased by 40·2984 per cent. of the basic rate;

(q)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st January 1976 may be increased by 28·0576 per cent. of the basic rate;

(r)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st July 1976 may be increased by 19·5 per cent. of the basic rate;

(s)a pension beginning in the six months following 1st January 1977 may be increased by 11·4 per cent. of the basic rate.

(2) In the case of a pension beginning before the year 1969 the increase authorised by subsection (1)(a) above shall take the place of those authorised by the Pensions (Increase) Acts 1920 to 1969, but in the cases provided for by section 6 below shall be of the larger amount there specified by reference to increases that might have been made under those Acts together with a further increase of 178·9071 per cent. of the pension as so increased.

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