Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2019

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Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2019

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of December 2019

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

This order is made under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2019.

2 Commencement

This order is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2019.

3 Governor-General’s allowance

The allowance payable to the Governor-General under section 6 of the Governor-General Act 2010 is payable at the rate of $32,883 per annum.

4 Revocation

The Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2018 (LI 2018/251) is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2019.

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 is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2019, adjusts the rate of the Governor-General’s tax-exempt allowance to reflect the increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index between September 2018 and September 2019. The allowance is fixed at a rate of $32,883 per annum (an increase of $475 per annum).

The allowance is confined to the purpose of meeting expenses incurred by the Governor-General personally in undertaking the duties of office. It does not extend to programme costs, which are separately funded.

The Governor-General (Allowance) Order (No 2) 2018 is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2019.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 December 2019.

This order is administered by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.