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Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) Act 1999

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8 Decisions by officers of Board.E+W+S

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(1)Subject to the provisions of this Part, it shall be for an officer of the Board—

(a)to decide whether for the purposes of Parts I to V of the M1Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 a person is or was an earner and, if so, the category of earners in which he is or was to be included,

(b)to decide whether a person is or was employed in employed earner’s employment for the purposes of Part V of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (industrial injuries),

(c)to decide whether a person is or was liable to pay contributions of any particular class and, if so, the amount that he is or was liable to pay,

(d)to decide whether a person is or was entitled to pay contributions of any particular class that he is or was not liable to pay and, if so, the amount that he is or was entitled to pay,

(e)to decide whether contributions of a particular class have been paid in respect of any period,

(f)subject to and in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph by the Secretary of State with the concurrence of the Board, to decide any issue arising as to, or in connection with, entitlement to statutory sick pay [F1, statutory maternity pay, [F2statutory paternity pay,] statutory adoption pay] [F3or statutory shared parental pay],

(g)to make any other decision that falls to be made [F4under Parts 11 [F5to 12ZC] of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, [F6statutory paternity pay,] statutory adoption pay)] [F7and statutory shared parental pay] ),

[F8(ga)to make any decision that falls to be made under regulations under section 7 of the Employment Act 2002 (funding of employers’ liabilities to make payments of [F9[F10statutory paternity pay,] statutory adoption pay] [F11or statutory shared parental pay] ),]

(h)to decide any question as to the issue and content of a notice under subsection (2) of section 121C of the M2Social Security Administration Act 1992 (liability of directors etc. for company’s contributions),

(i)to decide any issue arising under section 27 of the M3Jobseekers Act 1995 (employment of long-term unemployed: deductions by employers), or under any provision of regulations under that section, as to—

(i)whether a person is or was an employee or employer of another,

(ii)whether an employer is or was entitled to make any deduction from his contributions payments in accordance with regulations under section 27 of that Act,

(iii)whether a payment falls to be made to an employer in accordance with those regulations,

(iv)the amount that falls to be so deducted or paid, or

(v)whether two or more employers are, by virtue of regulations under section 27 of that Act, to be treated as one,

[F12(ia)to decide whether to give or withdraw an approval for the purposes of paragraph 3B(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to the M4Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;]

F13(j). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(k)to decide whether a person is liable to a penalty under—

(i)paragraph 7A(2) or 7B(2)(h) of Schedule 1 to the M5Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, or

(ii)section 113(1)(a) of the M6Social Security Administration Act 1992,

(l)to decide the F14. . . penalty payable under any of the provisions mentioned in [F15paragraph (k)] above, and

(m)to decide such issues relating to contributions, other than the issues specified in paragraphs (a) to (l) above or in paragraphs 16 and 17 of Schedule 3 to the M7Social Security Act 1998, as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Board.

[F16(1A)No decision in respect of Class 2 contributions under section 11(2) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 may be made under subsection (1) in relation to an issue specified in paragraph (c) or (e) of that subsection if the person to whom the decision would relate—

(a)has appealed under Part 5 of the Taxes Management Act 1970 in relation to that issue,

(b)can appeal under that Part in relation to that issue, or

(c)might in the future, without the agreement of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs or permission of the tribunal, be able to appeal under that Part in relation to that issue.]

(2)Subsection (1)(c) and (e) above do not include any decision relating to Class 4 contributions other than a decision falling to be made—

(a)under subsection (1) of section 17 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 as to whether by regulations under that subsection a person is or was excepted from liability for Class 4 contributions, or his liability is or was deferred, or

(b)under regulations made by virtue of subsection (3) or (4) of that section or section 18 of that Act.

(3)Subsection (1)(g) above does not include—

(a)any decision as to the making of subordinate legislation, or

(b)any decision as to whether the liability to pay statutory sick pay [F17, statutory maternity pay, [F18statutory paternity pay,] statutory adoption pay] [F19or statutory shared parental pay] is a liability of the Board rather than the employer.

(4 )F20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F1Words in s. 8(1)(f) substituted (8.12.2002) by Employment Act 2002 (c. 22), s. 9(2)(a); S.I. 2002/2866, art. 2(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with transitional and saving provisions in art. 3, Sch. 3)

F4Words in s. 8(1)(g) substituted (8.12.2002) by Employment Act 2002 (c. 22),{s. 9(2)(b)}; S.I. 2002/2866, art. 2(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with transitional and saving provisions in art. 3, Sch. 3)

F8S. 8(1)(ga) inserted (8.12.2002) by Employment Act 2002 (c. 22), s. 9(2)(c); S.I. 2002/2866, art. 2(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with transitional and saving provisions in art. 3, Sch. 3)

F9Words in s. 8 (1)(ga) substituted (3.3.2010) by Work and Families Act 2006 (c. 18), ss. 11, 19, Sch. 1 para. 46(2)(b); S.I. 2010/495, art. 3(c)

F12S. 8(1)(ia) inserted (28.7.2000) by 2000 c. 19, ss. 77(5) (with s. 83(6))

F13S. 8(1)(j) repealed (28.7.2000 with effect in accordance with s. 76(7) of the amending Act) by 2000 c. 19, ss. 76(6)(a), 85, Sch. 9 Pt. VIII(1) Note 2 (with s. 83(6))

F14Words in s. 8(1)(l) repealed (28.7.2000 with effect in accordance with s. 76(7) of th amending Act) by 2000 c. 19, ss. 77(6)(b), 85, Sch. 9 Pt. VIII(1) Note 2 (with s. 83(6))

F15Words in s. 8(1)(l) substituted (28.7.2000) by 2000 c. 19, s. 76(6)(b) (with s. 83(6))

F16S. 8(1A) inserted (with effect in accordance with Sch. 1 para. 35 of the amending Act) by National Insurance Contributions Act 2015 (c. 5), Sch. 1 para. 25

F17Words in s. 8(3)(b) substituted (8.12.2002) by Employment Act 2002 (c. 22), s. 9(3); S.I. 2002/2866, art. 2(2), Sch. 1 Pt. 2 (with transitional and saving provisions in art, 3, Sch. 3)

F20S. 8(4) repealed (6.4.2000) by 1999 c. 30, s. 88, Sch. 13 Pt. VI; S.I. 1999/3420, art. 4

Commencement Information

I1S. 8 wholly in force at 6.4.1999 (subject to art. 4(1)(b) of the commencing S.I.); s. 8 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent see s. 28(2)(b); s. 8 in force for certain purposes at 1.4.1999 by S.I. 1999/527, art. 2(b), Sch. 2; and in force at 6.4.1999 insofar as not already in force by S.I. 1999/527, art. 2(c), Sch. 3

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