No 211 The Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Earnings) (Amendment) Regulations (NorthernIreland) 2015

These Regulations come into operation on 6/4/15 and they essentially amend the Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Earnings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 in consequence of section 2 of and Schedule 1 to the National Insurance Contributions Act 2015 (c. 5). 


The principal Regulations provide for payments which are, or are to be treated as, earnings for the purpose of determining entitlement to maternity allowance under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

Regulation 2 makes amendments to regulations 1(2) and 3 of the principal Regulations in order to remove references to “certificate of small earnings exception”, as these certificates no longer exist. These certificates have been abolished under provisions in the National Insurance Contributions Act 2015.

Last updated: 26 March 2019