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The Social Security (Earnings Factor) Amendment Regulations 1991

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5.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) below, a person’s earningsfactor derived in respect of the year commencing on 6th April 1987, orany subsequent year, from those of his earnings in contracted-outemployment upon which contracted-out contributions have been paid, ortreated as paid, in respect of such year, shall be equal to the amountof those earnings.

(2) Any earnings factor ascertained under sub-paragraph (1) above shallbe rounded down to the nearest whole pound.

(3) Where a person’s earnings paid in the year commencing on 6th April1987, or in any subsequent year, are earnings upon which contracted-outcontributions have been paid or treated as paid in respect of that yearand are, or are to be, recorded as separate sums in the records of theDepartment of Social Security, the earnings factor derived from thoseearnings shall be equal to the aggregate of the amounts ascertained byrounding down each sum separately to the nearest whole pound.

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