Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

05 April 2018

This order provides for the annual uprating of certain social security benefits, pensions and allowances from April 2018 for Northern Ireland, which is the same as those for Great Britain.

The Department for Communities has made a Statutory Rule entitled the Social Security (2017 Benefits Up-rating) Order (Northern Ireland) 2018 which came into operation on 24 March 2018. It revokes and re-enacts the Social Security Benefits Up-rating (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017, which would otherwise cease to have effect by virtue of section 166(1) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2018 is part of the annual up-rating of social security benefits and pensions and alters the rates and amounts of certain social security benefits and other sums.

The Order details the same rates as The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018 which covers the rest of the UK and changes certain rates from 1 April 2018.

Thank you to members for alerting us to this publication.