Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Minimum Rates of Payment for Board and Lodgings) Order 2017

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Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Minimum Rates of Payment for Board and Lodgings) Order 2017

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 27th day of February 2017

Present:
The Right Hon Bill English presiding in Council

This order is made under section 363(5) of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Minimum Rates of Payment for Board and Lodgings) Order 2017.

2 Commencement

By virtue of section 363(8) of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989, this order comes into force on 1 April 2017.

3 Adjustment of minimum rates of payment in respect of board and lodgings of children and young persons

(1)

This order adjusts the rates that—

(a)

are the minimum rates of payment to persons and organisations in whose charge a child or young person is placed pursuant to section 362 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989; and

(b)

are determined under section 363(1) of that Act; and

(c)

were in force immediately before the commencement of this order.

(2)

The rates that this order adjusts are increased by 1.10%.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 1 April 2017, increases the minimum rates of payment made to persons and organisations in whose charge a child or young person is placed under the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989. The rates may be found at http://www.cyf.govt.nz (or, on or after 1 April 2017, at any corresponding Internet site of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki).

The increase of 1.10% reflects (as required by section 363(5) of that Act) the annual increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index from the December 2015 quarter to the December 2016 quarter (calculated for all quarters using the New Zealand Consumers Price Index (All Groups), excluding cigarettes and other tobacco products).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 2 March 2017.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.