Reprint as at 18 February 2016
Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015: revoked (with effect on 1 January 2016, after expiring on 31 December 2015), on 18 February 2016, by clause 5 of the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2016 (LI 2016/22).
Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.
Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.
Pursuant to section 43 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 and to the Remuneration Authority Act 1977, the Remuneration Authority makes the following determination (to which is appended an explanatory memorandum).
This determination is the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015.
This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 January 2015.
This determination expires on 31 December 2015.
The annuity payable under section 43(1)(a) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013 to a person who has held the office of Prime Minister for not less than 2 years (whether for a continuous period or for periods totalling 2 years) is payable at the yearly rate of the lesser of the following:
$9,850 for each complete year of the total period for which the person held the office:
The Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2014 (LI 2014/137) is revoked.
Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of June 2015.
This memorandum is not part of the determination, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This determination, which is deemed to have come into force on 1 January 2015, increases the annuity payable to a person who has held the office of Prime Minister for not less than 2 years (whether for a continuous period or for periods totalling 2 years) (a former Prime Minister).
The yearly rate that forms the basis for calculating the annuity is increased from $9,700 to $9,850 with the maximum annuity payable being increased from $48,500 to $49,250.
Under section 43(1)(b) of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Act 2013, the surviving spouse or partner of a former Prime Minister must be paid an annuity at half that yearly rate.
This determination continues the past practice of adjusting the annuities by having regard to growth in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index, and in Prime Ministerial remuneration.
The determination replaces the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2014, which expired on 31 December 2014. The determination is for a year from 1 January 2015. The making of the determination was delayed beyond the expiry of the previous determination in order to allow the Remuneration Authority to carry out preparatory work, including consultation with those affected.
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 4 June 2015.
This is a reprint of the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015 that incorporates all the amendments to that determination as at the date of the last amendment to it.
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Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2016 (LI 2016/22): clause 5
Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015 (LI 2015/143): clause 3