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19th March 2012
Laid before Parliament
20th March 2012
Coming into force
6th April 2012
The Treasury make these Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 117(1) and 175(3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1) and by sections 117(1) and 171(3) and (10) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2).
The Secretary of State and the Department for Social Development concur in the making of these Regulations.
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations 2012.
(2) These Regulations shall come into force on 6th April 2012 immediately after the coming into force of the Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Order 2012(5).
2. In regulation 125(c) of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001(6) (modification of provisions of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 in relation to share fishermen), for “£3.15” substitute “£3.30”.
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
19th March 2012
The Secretary of State concurs.
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Minister of State
Department for Work and Pensions
17th March 2012
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations, which come into force on 6th April 2012, amend the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001 (“the principal Regulations”). They are made in consequence of the annual up-rating order under section 141 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and section 129 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.
Regulation 2 amends regulation 125(c) of the principal Regulations by altering the special rate of any Class 2 contributions payable by share fishermen from £3.15 to £3.30.
A Tax Information and Impact Note covering this instrument was published on 23 March 2011 alongside Budget 2011. This has been updated as a result of changes to the impacts as a result of this instrument and is available on the HMRC website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/thelibrary/tiins.htm.
1992 c. 4. Section 117(1) was amended by paragraph 68 of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14) and by paragraph 23 of Schedule 3, and paragraph 6 of Schedule 7, to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc) Act 1999 (c. 2) (“the Transfer Act”).
1992 c. 7. Section 117(1) was amended by paragraph 50 of Schedule 6 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10)) and by paragraph 23 of Schedule 3, and paragraph 5 of Schedule 6, to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/671) (“the Transfer Order”). Section 171(10) was amended by paragraph 28(3) of Schedule 3 to the Transfer Order. The functions of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland were transferred to the Department for Social Development by Article 8(b) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 6 to, the Departments (Transfer and Assignment of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999 No. 481).
1992 c. 8. The relevant amendment to section 129 is that made by paragraph 43 of Schedule 3 to the Transfer Order.
S. I. 2012/807.
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