(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order is made by the Treasury following a review of the general level of prices conducted by them under section 150 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c.5) in the tax year ending 5th April 2011.
The weekly rate of guardian’s allowance was last amended by the Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating (Northern Ireland) Order 2010 (S.I. 2010/979). Article 2 of this Order increases the weekly rate of guardian’s allowance prescribed by paragraph 5 of Part 3 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c.7) from £14.30 to £14.75.
A full Impact Assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.