The Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2001
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The Secretary of State for Social Security, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 148(3) and (4) and 189(5) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, having on a review under the said section 148 concluded, having had regard to earlier orders under that section, that earnings factors for the relevant previous tax years have not, during the period taken into account for that review, maintained their value in relation to the general level of earnings obtaining in Great Britain, hereby makes the following Order:
Citation and commencement
1. This Order may be cited as the Social Security Revaluation of Earnings Factors Order 2001 and shall come into force on 6th April 2001.
Revaluation of earnings factors
2. The earnings factors for tax years specified in the Schedule to this Order, in so far as they are relevant -
(ii) of any guaranteed minimum pension; or
(b) to any other calculation required under Part III of the Pension
Schemes Act 1993 (including that Part as modified by or under any other
are directed to be increased for those tax years by the percentage of
their amount shown opposite those tax years in that Schedule.
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order is made consequent upon a review under section 148 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992.
The Order directs that the earnings factors relevant to the calculation of the additional pension in the rate of any long-term benefit or of any guaranteed minimum pension, or to any other calculation required under Part III of the Pension Schemes Act 1993, are to be increased for the tax years specified in the Schedule to the Order by the percentage of their amount specified in that Schedule. The percentage specified in this Order for the tax year 2000-01 is also relevant for the purpose of revaluing state scheme pension credits in accordance with sections 45B, 55A and 55B of the Social Security Contributions and Benefis Act 1992. The percentage for the tax year 2000-01 is 4 per cent., and those for earlier tax years have been increased so that the earnings factors for those years are revalued at 2000-01 earnings levels.
The Order also provides for the rounding of fractional amounts for earnings factors relevant to the calculation of the additional pension in the rate of any long-term benefit. Rounding for the purpose of the calculation of any guaranteed minimum pension is not required by virtue of section 23(2) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
This Order does not impose any costs on business.
 1992 c. 5.back
 Section 148(3) and (4) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 consolidated section 21(3) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 (c. 60). The earlier orders are: S.I. 1979/832, 1980/728, 1981/598, 1982/607, 1983/655, 1984/581, 1985/688, 1986/809, 1987/861, 1988/867, 1989/805, 1990/1412, 1991/1108, 1992/1102, 1993/1159, 1994/1105, 1995/1070, 1996/1133, 1997/1117, 1998/1137, 1999/1235, 2000/1365. See also section 148(7) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 which provides that orders under section 21 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 are to be treated as orders under section 148.back
 Earnings factors for any tax year after 1996/97 are not relevant to the calculation of any guaranteed minimum; see section 14(8) of the Pension Schemes Act 1993 (c. 48) as amended by paragraph 27(b) of Schedule 5 to the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26). See also sections 45B, 55A and 55B of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, inserted by paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 6 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30), under which state scheme pension credits are to be increased by reference to the percentage figure specified in this Order for the 2000-01 tax year.back
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