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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018

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Increase in rates or amounts of certain pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act

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6.—(1) The sums specified in paragraphs (2) to (4) shall be increased from and including the date specified in article 7(10).

(2) In regulation 1A of the State Pension Regulations 2015(1) (full rate of state pension) for “£159.55” substitute “£164.35”.

(3) It is directed(2) that the sums which are increases under section 17 of the Pensions Act in the rates of state pensions under Part 1 of that Act shall be increased by 3.0 per cent.

(4) The amounts which, under—

(a)section 9 of the Pensions Act, are survivor’s pensions based on inheritance of deferred old state pension;

(b)paragraph 4(3) of Schedule 2 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of state pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act at the transitional rate which exceed the full rate;

(c)paragraphs 5(3) and 6 of Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of survivor’s pensions which either alone or in combination with one or more other pensions under Part 1 of that Act exceed the full rate; and

(d)paragraphs 5(3) and 6 of Schedule 9 to the Pensions Act, are the amounts of shared state pensions under Part 1 of the Pensions Act which either alone or in combination with one or more other pensions under Part 1 of that Act exceed the full rate,

shall in each case be increased by 3.0 per cent.

(5) For the purpose of this article, “old state pension” has the same meaning as in section 22 of the Pensions Act.

(1)

S.I. 2015/173; regulation 1A was inserted by S.I. 2016/227.

(2)

See section 151(2) of the Administration Act.

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