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Statutory Instrument 1993 No.757

The Retirement Benefits Schemes (Indexation of Earnings Cap) Order 1993

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

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1993 No.757

INCOME TAX

The Retirement Benefits Schemes (Indexation of Earnings Cap) Order 1993

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Made16th March 1993

    The Treasury, in pursuance of section 590C(6) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988[1], hereby make the following Order:
        1.    This Order may be cited as the Retirement Benefits Schemes (Indexation of Earnings Cap) Order 1993.
        2.    The figure specified in this Order, which is the figure found for the year of assessment 1993—94, for the purposes of section 590C of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, by virtue of section 590C(4) and (5) of that Act, is £77,400.



Tim Wood

Nicholas Baker

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

16th March 1993






EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)
    Section 590C(1) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 ("the Act") provides that in arriving at an employee's final remuneration for the purposes of section 590(3)(a) or (d) of the Act (conditions for approval of retirement benefit schemes), any excess over the permitted maximum figure ("the earnings cap") for the year of assessment in which the employee's participation in the scheme ceases shall be disregarded. Section 590C(3) fixed the earnings cap for the years of assessment 1988—89 and 1989—90 at £60,000.
    By virtue of section 590C(4) and (5), for any subsequent year of assessment the earnings cap is increased in accordance with the percentage increase in the retail prices index for the December preceding that year of assessment over that for the previous December, rounded up to the nearest amount which is a multiple of £600. This resulted in the earnings cap being increased to £64,800, £71,400 and £75,000 for the years of assessment 1990—91, 1991—92 and 1992—93 respectively.
    The "retail prices index" is defined in section 833(2) of the Act, as amended by paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to the Transfer of Functions (Economic Statistics) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/992), as the "general index of retail prices (for all items) published by the Central Statistical Office of the Chancellor of the Exchequer". The retail prices index for the month of December 1991 is 135.7 and for December 1992 is 139.2 (based on January 1987 as 100) (Table 6.1 on page S58 of the February 1993 number of the Employment Gazette, the official journal of the Department of Employment).
    Section 590C(6) of the Act provides that the Treasury shall in the year of assessment1989—90, and in each subsequent year of assessment, make an order by statutory instrument, specifying the earnings cap for the following year of assessment.
    The earnings cap for the year of assessment 1993—94 specified by this Order is £77,400.
    The figure is also the figure found as the permitted maximum or allowable maximum for 1993—94 for the purposes of the following sections of the Act:
      —section 590B (maximum remuneration for the purposes of calculating the aggregate amount of pension and commuted pension in cases of associated employments and connected schemes);

      —section 592 (maximum remuneration for the purposes of calculating amount deductible in respect of employee contributions to exempt approved schemes);

      —section 594 (maximum remuneration for the purposes of calculating amount deductible in respect of a person's contributions paid under relevant statutory schemes);

      —section 599 (maximum final remuneration for the purposes of calculating amount of excess of commuted entire pension on which tax chargeable);

      —section 640A (maximum net relevant earnings for the purposes of deductions from contributions under approved personal pension arrangements);

      —section 646A (maximum net relevant earnings for such purposes in cases of associated employments);
    and for the purposes of paragraph 20 and by paragraph 22 for the purposes of paragraph 21 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 1989 (rules of retirement benefit schemes approved before 27th July 1989).



ISBN 0 11 033757 3




Notes:

[1] 1988 c. 1; section 590C was inserted by paragraph 4 of Schedule 6 to the Finance Act 1989 (c. 26).

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