Reprint as at 2 March 2017
Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2016: revoked (with effect on 1 January 2017, after expiring on 31 December 2016), on 2 March 2017, by clause 5 of the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2017 (LI 2017/38).
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 2016.
This determination is deemed to have come into force on 1 January 2016.
This determination expires on 31 December 2016.
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:
$10,160 for each complete year of the total period for which the person held the office:
The Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015 (LI 2015/143) is revoked.
Dated at Wellington this 9th day of February 2016.
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 2016, 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 $9,850 to $10,160 with the maximum annuity payable being increased from $49,250 to $50,800.
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 the growth in Prime Ministerial remuneration.
The determination replaces the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2015, which expired on 31 December 2015. The determination is for a year from 1 January 2016. 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: 18 February 2016.
This is a reprint of the Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2016 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 2017 (LI 2017/38): clause 5
Parliamentary Annuities Determination 2016 (LI 2016/22): clause 3