March 17, 2022
Presented before Parliament
March 18, 2022
April 11, 2022
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to section 151 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (1), with respect to the direction (2) that the amounts provided for in article 150, paragraph 1, paragraph c) of the Law are increased by a certain percentage.
The Ministry of Finance issues the following Order under the powers conferred by Section 59(1), (2), (5) and (5ZA) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 (3) and now belongs to them (4).
citation and beginning
1.This Order may be referred to as Pension Increase (Revision) Order 2022 and will take effect on April 11, 2022.
2.—(1) In this Order, "classification” means the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.
(2) In this Order, any reference to a pension is a reference to a pension that began before April 11, 2022 (5).
Pension increase: annual fee and lump sums
3.—(1) This article applies to the official pension if—
(a)the eligibility condition is met; or
(ii)replacement pension; or
(iii)adequate pension for the injury.
(2) For any period from 11 April 2022, the pension authority may increase the annual fee (6) pensions—
(a)for a pension started before April 12, 2021, at 3.1%;
(b)for a pension beginning on or after April 12, 2021, by 3.1 percent multiplied by—
where A is the number of full months in the period from the pension start date to April 11, 2022.
(3) In respect of a lump sum payable on or after April 12, 2021, but before April 11, 2022, the pension authority may increase the lump sum by 3.1 percent multiplied by—
where A is the number of full months in the period between the lump sum start date (or, if later, April 12, 2021) and the due date.
Reductions in relation to guaranteed minimum pensions
(a)the person becomes entitled to an increase in the guaranteed minimum pension on April 11, 2022; It is
(b)entitlement to this guaranteed minimum pension derives from employment from which (directly or indirectly based on the payment of transfer credits) also derives entitlement to an official pension;
the amount on the basis of which any increase for the purposes of section 3(2) is calculated shall be reduced by an amount equal to the minimum guaranteed pension rate, unless the Ministry of Finance determines otherwise in accordance with the provisions of the section 59A of the act (7).
(2) If, after the death of a deceased spouse or common-law partner, a person acquires entitlement to the guaranteed minimum pension in respect of the surviving spouse's pension or the surviving partner's pension, the amount on the basis of which any increase is calculated for the purposes of paragraph 2 of article 3, it must be reduced in accordance with article 59, paragraph 5ZA of the Law.
Two Lord Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury
March 17, 2022
(This note is not part of the Order)
According to article 59 of the Social Security Pensions Law1975 (about 60)if the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5), determines that section 150(1)(c) amounts must be increased by a specified percentage, the Treasury will provide one to raise pension rates for public services. Law on (increasing) pensions1971. (c. 56)defines certain terms, determines when the pension "starts" and how the increase applies to lump sums.
The increase is the percentage by which the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has under the instructions of section 151(1) of the Social Security Administration Act1992. (c. 5), increased the additional pension rights owed to employees in respect of earnings after April 5, 1978.
For pensions started before April 12, 2021, the increase is 3.10%. For pensions starting on or after April 12, 2021, the accruals (after the calculation provided for in Article 3) are as follows—
|Start of pensions||increase in pensions|
|April 12, 2021 to April 26, 2021||3,10%|
|April 27, 2021 to May 26, 2021||2,84%|
|May 27, 2021 to June 26, 2021||2,58%|
|June 27, 2021 to July 26, 2021||2,33%|
|July 27, 2021 to August 26, 2021||2,07%|
|August 27, 2021 to September 26, 2021||1,81%|
|September 27, 2021 to October 26, 2021||1,55%|
|October 27, 2021 to November 26, 2021||1,29%|
|November 27, 2021 to December 26, 2021||1,03%|
|December 27, 2021 to January 26, 2022||0,78%|
|January 27, 2022 to February 26, 2022||0,52%|
|February 27, 2022 to March 26, 2022||0,26%|
Article 3(3) of the Order provides for increases in certain deferred lump sums that become payable from April 12, 2021 and before April 11, 2022.
The Order also provides that the amount on the basis of which any increase in the statutory pension rate is calculated must be reduced by an amount equal to the guaranteed minimum pension entitlement rate arising from employment leading to the statutory pension.
A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no or no significant impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is expected.
1992 c. 5; Article 151(1) was amended by Article 130(2) of the Pensions Law.1995. (c. 26).
1975 c. 60. Article 59, paragraph 1, amended by Article 1, paragraph 7 of the Pensions Act (various provisions)1990. (c. 7)and the Social Security Act (subsequent provisions).1992. (c. 6), Annex 2, point 34. Article 59, paragraph 5, was amended by article 11 of the Social Security Law1979 (c.18)and the Social Security Act1985. (c. 53), Schedule 5, paragraph 33. Section 59 was also amended by the Social Security Act 1979, section 11 and Schedule 3, paragraph 20; section 9(8) of the Social Security Act1986. (c. 50)(by which subsection (5A) was inserted); section 5 of the Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1990 (which inserted subsection (5ZA)) and the Pension Schemes Act1993. (c. 48), section 190 and Schedule 8, paragraph 9(1). Section 59 was amended by section 59A, which was inserted by section 11(4) of the Social Security Act 1979, amended by the Social Security Act 1986, section 9(9), and later amended by the Pension Schemes Act 1993, section 190 and Annex 8, paragraph 9(2). Subsections 59(5ZA), (5ZB), (5ZC) and (7) are amendedSI 2014/560eu2014/3229. Subsections 59(5ZB) and (7) are amendedSI 2014/3168. Subsections 59(5ZC) and (7) are amendedSI 2020/1143.
Pursuant to Article 2(1)(c) and (d) of theSI 1981/1670.
By virtue of section 59(7) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975, sections 59 and 59A of that Act have effect as if they were contained in Part 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act1971. (c. 56). Consequently, for the purposes of article 11 of the Interpretation Law1978 (c.30)the following terms used in this Order have the meanings they have in section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 and the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971: commencement date, full months, derived pension, employment, minimum pension guaranteed, fixed amount, pension service, pension authority, qualifying condition, matching accident pension, replacement pension and transfer credit. Section 8(2) of the Pensions (Augmentation) Act 1971 also sets out when a pension commences for the purposes of that Act. Section 8(2) was amended by subsection 1(5) of the Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1990 and the Social Security Pensions and Reform Act.1999 (about 30), Article 39, paragraphs 1 and 4. Article 8 was also amended by the Public Service Pensions Act2013. (c. 25), Annex 8, paragraph 4 (which inserted section 8A).
Section 59(5) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 provides that increases in the pension rate must be calculated in relation to the basic pension rate which may be increased under section 1 of the Pension (Increase) Act. Pensions Act 1971 or by order pursuant to section 2 of that act or section 59 of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975.
She entrusted the power of direction to the treasurySI 1981/1670.
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