Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2021

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Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of February 2021

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 2021.

2 Commencement

This order is deemed to have come into force on 1 October 2020.

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 $33,358 per annum.

4 Revocation

The Governor-General (Allowance) Order 2019 (LI 2019/301) is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2020.

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 2020, adjusts the rate of the Governor-General’s tax-exempt allowance to reflect the increase in the New Zealand Consumers Price Index between September 2019 and September 2020.

The allowance is fixed at a rate of $33,358 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 The order setting the previous allowance is deemed to have been revoked at the close of 30 September 2020.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 February 2021.

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