The Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-04-04

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 151

PENSIONS
The Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made
4th April 1996

Coming into operation
6th April 1997

Whereas the Secretary of State for Social Security has made an Order(1) under section 45A of the Pension Schemes Act 1993(2):

Now, therefore, the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 41A of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(3) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Minimum Contributions to Appropriate Personal Pension Schemes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1997.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Appropriate age-related percentage

2.  For the purposes of section 41 of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(5) (amount of minimum contributions) the appropriate age-related percentages in respect of earners in the tax years 1997-98 to 2001-02 are those specified in the table in the Schedule by reference to their ages on the last day of the preceding tax year.

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

L.S.
W. G. Purdy
Assistant Secretary
4th April 1996

Article 2

SCHEDULETABLE

Appropriate age-related percentages of earnings exceeding the lower earnings limit but not the upper earnings limit

Age on last day of preceding tax year
Appropriate age-related percentages for the tax year

1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002

15
3·4
3·4
3·4
3·4
3·4

16
3·4
3·4
3·4
3·4
3·4

17
3·5
3·5
3·5
3·5
3·5

18
3·5
3·5
3·5
3·5
3·5

19
3·6
3·6
3·6
3·6
3·6

20
3·6
3·6
3·6
3·6
3·6

21
3·7
3·7
3·7
3·7
3·7

22
3·7
3·7
3·7
3·7
3·7

23
3·8
3·8
3·8
3·8
3·8

24
3·8
3·8
3·8
3·8
3·8

25
3·9
3·9
3·9
3·9
3·9

26
3·9
3·9
3·9
3·9
3·9

27
4·0
4·0
4·0
4·0
4·0

28
4·0
4·0
4·0
4·0
4·0

29
4·1
4·1
4·1
4·1
4·1

30
4·2
4·2
4·2
4·2
4·2

31
4·2
4·2
4·2
4·2
4·2

32
4·3
4·3
4·3
4·3
4·3

33
4·3
4·3
4·3
4·3
4·3

34
4·4
4·4
4·4
4·4
4·4

35
4·5
4·4
4·4
4·5
4·5

36
4·7
4·6
4·5
4·5
4·5

37
4·9
4·8
4·7
4·6
4·6

38
5·0
4·9
4·8
4·7
4·6

39
5·2
5·1
5·0
4·9
4·8

40
5·4
5·3
5·2
5·1
5·0

41
5·6
5·5
5·4
5·3
5·1

42
6·0
5·7
5·6
5·4
5·3

43
6·7
6·1
5·8
5·6
5·5

44
7·4
6·8
6·2
5·9
5·7

45
8·2
7·5
6·8
6·3
5·9

46
9·0
8·3
7·6
6·9
6·4

47
9·0
9·0
8·4
7·7
7·0

48
9·0
9·0
9·0
8·6
7·8

49
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
8.7

50
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

51
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

52
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

53
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

54
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

55
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

56
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

57
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

58
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

59
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

60
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

61
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

62
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

63
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0
9·0

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)
This Order, which corresponds to an Order (S.I. 1996/1056) made by the Secretary of State for Social Security under section 45A of the Pension Schemes Act 1993, specifies with effect from 6th April 1997 the appropriate age-related percentages of earnings payable as minimum contributions in respect of members of appropriate personal pension schemes.
Section 41A of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993, the enabling provision under which this Order is made, was inserted by Article 135(5) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995. The Pensions (1995 Order) (Commencement No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. 1996 No. 91 (C. 4)) provides for the coming into operation of Article 135(5) on 14th March 1996 for the purpose only of authorising the making of orders.


(1)
S.I. 1996/1056

(2)
1993 c. 48

(3)
1993 c. 49; section 41A was inserted by Article 135(5) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22))

(4)
1954 c. 33 (N.I.)

(5)
Section 41 is amended by Article 135(2) to (4) of, and paragraph 35 of Schedule 3 to, the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995
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