The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Published: 1998-03-04

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1998 No. 72

SOCIAL SECURITY
The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made
4th March 1998

Coming into operation
6th April 1998

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 5 and 171(1) to (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1998.

Amendment of regulation 7 of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations

2.  In regulation 7 of the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2) (lower and upper earnings limits for Class 1 contributions)—

(a)for “6th April 1997” there shall be substituted “6th April 1998”;

(b)for “£62” and “£465” there shall be substituted respectively “£64” and “£485”.

Revocation

3.  The Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(3) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on

L.S.
John O'Neill
Assistant Secretary
4th March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
These Regulations further amend the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 (“the principal Regulations”).
Regulation 2 amends regulation 7 of the principal Regulations by increasing the weekly lower and upper earnings limits for Class 1 contributions for the tax year beginning on 6th April 1998. The lower earnings limit is increased from £62 to £64 and the upper earnings limit from £465 to £485.
Regulation 3 contains a revocation.
These Regulations are made under section 5 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 and accordingly, by virtue of section 149(3) of, and paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to, the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8), are not subject to the requirement of section 149(2) of that Act for prior reference to the Social Security Advisory Committee.


(1)
1992 c. 7

(2)
S.R. 1979 No. 186; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1980 No. 463 and S.R. 1997 No. 116

(3)
S.R. 1997 No. 116
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