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Statutory Instrument 1987 No. 91

The Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Regulations 1987

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1987 No. 91

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Regulations 1987

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Made27th January 1987
Laid before Parliament6th April 1987
Coming into force6th April 1987

    The Secretary of State for Social Services, with the concurrence of the Inland Revenue insofar as their concurrence is required, in exercise ofpowers conferred on him by sections 49(1) and 84(1) of, and paragraphs 1 and 5 of Schedule 4 to, the Social Security Act 1986[1] and section 166(1) of the Social Security Act 1975[2] and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following regulations:—
    Citation, commencement and interpretation
        1.—(1)  These regulations may be cited as the Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Regulations 1987 and shall come into force on6th April 1987.

        (2)  In these regulations—
      "contributions payments" means any payments which an employer is required, by or under any enactment, to make in discharge of any liability in respect of primary orsecondary Class 1 contributions;
      "regulation 2","regulation 3","regulation 4" and"regulation 5" mean, respectively, regulations 2, 3, 4 and 5 of these regulations;
      "statutory sick pay" has the same meaning as in Part I of the Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982[3];
    and other expressions have the same meaning as in the Social Security Act 1986.

        (3)  For the purposes of regulations 4 and 5"the Secretary of State" shall include a reference to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue acting on his behalf.
    Right of employers to prescribed amount
        2.    An employer who has made a payment of statutory maternity pay shall be entitled to an amount, determined in accordance with theprovisions of regulation 3, which he shall be entitled to deduct or, as the case may be, receive in accordance with the provisions of regulation 4 or 5.
    Determination of the amount an employer shall be entitled to under regulation 2
        3.    In respect of a payment of statutory maternity pay made in the tax year commencing 6th April 1987, an employer shall be entitled underregulation 2 to an amount equal to 7 per cent. of the payment, that percentage being the total amount of secondary Class 1 contributions estimatedby the Secretary of State as to be paid in respect of statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay by all employers in that year, expressed as apercentage of the total amount of statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay estimated by him to be paid by all employers in that year.
    Deductions from contributions payments
        4.    An employer who has made a payment of statutory maternity pay may recover—
       (i) the amount so paid, and
       (ii) the amount determined in accordance with regulation 3,
    by making one or more deductions from his contributions payments except where and insofar as—
       (a) the contributions payments relate to earnings paid before the beginning of the income tax month in which the payment of statutory maternitypay was made;
       (b) the contributions payments are made by him later than 6 years after the end of the tax year in which the payment of statutory maternity paywas made;
       (c) the amount of the payment of statutory maternity pay or the amount determined in accordance with regulation 3 have been paid to him underregulation 5 by the Secretary of State; or
       (d) the employer has made a request in writing under regulation 5 that the amount of the payment of statutory maternity pay or the amountdetermined in accordance with regulation 3 be paid to him and he has not received notification by the Secretary of State that the request is refused.
    Payments to employers by the Secretary of State
        5.—(1)  If the total amount which an employer is or would otherwise be entitled to deduct under regulation 4 exceeds the total amount which theemployer is liable to pay by way of primary and secondary Class 1 contributions in respect of the earnings paid in an income tax month, and theSecretary of State is satisfied that that is so, then provided that the employer has in writing requested him to do so, the Secretary of State shall pay theemployer such amount as the employer was unable to deduct.

        (2)  If an employer is not liable to pay any primary or secondary Class 1 contributions but would otherwise be entitled to deduct an amount underregulation 4, and the Secretary of State is satisfied that that is so, then provided the employer has in writing requested him to so do, the Secretary ofState shall pay the employer that amount.
    Date when certain contributions are to be treated as paid
        6.    Where an employer has made a deduction from a contributions payment under regulation 4, the date on which it is to be treated as havingbeen paid for the purposes of paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Act 1986 (amount deducted to be treated as paid and received towardsdischarging liability in respect of Class 1 contributions) is—
       (a) in a case where the deduction did not extinguish the contributions payment, the date on which the remainder of the contributions payment or,as the case may be, the first date on which any part of the remainder of the contributions payment, was paid; and
       (b) in a case where the deduction extinguished the contributions payment, the fourteenth day after the end of the income tax month during whichthere were paid the earnings in respect of which the contributions payment was payable.


Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Services.

John Major

Minister of State, Department of Health and Social Security

23rd January 1987
The Commissioners of Inland Revenue hereby concur.
By Order of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

B. Pollard

A.J.G. Isaac

Two of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue

27th January 1987






EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
    These regulations provide for compensation of employers who have made payments of statutory maternity pay under the Social Security Act1986.



ISBN 0 11 076091 3




Notes:

[1] 1986 c. 50.

[2] 1975 c. 14; see section 83(1) of the Social Security Act 1986.

[3] 1982 c. 24.

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