Social Security Act 1993

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1993 c. 3


Social Security Act 1993

1993 CHAPTER 3

An Act to amend sections 3 and 85 of the Social Security Act 1986, to provide for the making of certain payments into the National Insurance Fund, and for connected purposes.

[29th January 1993]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:—

S-1 Pension schemes: payments by Secretary of State under Part I of Social Security Act 1986.

1 Pension schemes: payments by Secretary of State under Part I of Social Security Act 1986.

(1) In section 3 of the Social Security Act 1986 (calculation of contributions)—

(a) at the end of paragraph (a) after ‘and’ there shall be inserted—

‘(aa) where—

(i) the tax year in which the tax week falls ends before such date as may be prescribed, and

(ii) the earner was over the age of 30 on the 6th April with which the tax year began,

1 per cent. of any such earnings’, and

(b) paragraph (b) (which does not have effect in relation to tax weeks ending after 5th April 1993) shall be omitted.

(2) In subsection (5) of that section (provision that may be made by regulations) after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted—

‘(cc) for the manner in which an earner's age is to be verified for the purposes of subsection (1)(aa) above.’.

(3) In section 85 of that Act (financial provision) after subsection (8) there shall be inserted—

(8A) There shall be paid out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund, at such times and in such manner as the Treasury may direct, such sums as the Secretary of State may estimate (in accordance with any directions given by the Treasury) to be the amount of the administrative expenses incurred by him in exercising his functions relating to—

(a) minimum contributions paid by him under Part I of this Act; and

(b) payments by him under section 7 above.’

S-2 Payments into National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament.

2 Payments into National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament.

(1) During the tax year 1993-94 there shall be paid into the National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament such amounts as the Secretary of State may from time to time determine, not exceeding in aggregate 20 per cent. of estimated benefit expenditure for the financial year ending with 31st March 1994.

(2) If, before the beginning of the tax year 1994-95 or any subsequent tax year, the Secretary of State with the consent of the Treasury by order provides that this subsection is to have effect with respect to that tax year, there shall during that tax year be paid into the National Insurance Fund out of money provided by Parliament such amounts as the Secretary of State may from time to time determine, not exceeding in aggregate the prescribed percentage of estimated benefit expenditure for the financial year ending with 31st March in that tax year.

(3) In subsection (2) above ‘the prescribed percentage’ means such percentage, not exceeding 17 per cent., as may be specified in the order under that subsection.

(4) In this section ‘estimated benefit expenditure’, in relation to a financial year, means the amount estimated by the Government Actuary or the Deputy Government Actuary, before the beginning of...

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