Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations 2015

2015/30

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of February 2015

Present:
The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council

Pursuant to section 132AC of the Social Security Act 1964, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 1 April 2015.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 18 amended (Rate of childcare subsidy)
5 Regulation 24 amended (Rate of OSCAR subsidy)
6 Schedule 1 amended
  • In each provision of Schedule 1 of the principal regulations listed in the first column of Part 1 of the Schedule of these regulations, replace the amount set out opposite to it in the second column with the amount set out opposite to it in the third column.

7 Schedule 2 revoked

Schedule
Amendments to Schedule 1 to increase rates

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Provision amendedOld amount ($)New amount ($)
Clause 1(a)3.984.00
Clause 1(b)2.782.79
Clause 1(c)1.541.55
Clause 2(a)3.984.00
Clause 2(b)2.782.79
Clause 2(c)1.541.55
Clause 3(a)3.984.00
Clause 3(b)2.782.79
Clause 3(c)1.541.55

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 April 2015, amend the Social Security (Childcare Assistance) Regulations 2004 (the principal regulations) by increasing the rates of childcare and OSCAR (out-of-school care and recreation) subsidies available to certain caregivers with dependent children.

The increases reflect a 0.51% increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2013 quarter to the December 2014 quarter (calculated for all quarters using the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups), excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products).

A number of provisions in the principal regulations are revoked because they are spent.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 February 2015.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.