Insolvency (Maximum Priority Amount) Order 2021


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Insolvency (Maximum Priority Amount) Order 2021

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 13th day of September 2021

The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

This order is made under section 276(2) of the Insolvency Act 2006 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.


1 Title

This order is the Insolvency (Maximum Priority Amount) Order 2021.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 30 September 2021.

3 Maximum priority amount

The maximum priority amount for the purposes of section 276(1) of the Insolvency Act 2006 is $25,480.

4 Revocation

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 30 September 2021, sets the adjusted maximum priority amount that applies to certain preferential claims by employee creditors of a bankrupt person. This order increases that amount from $23,960 to $25,480 to reflect the overall percentage increase in average weekly earnings in the private sector over the 3-year period starting on 1 July 2018 and ending on 30 June 2021.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 16 September 2021.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.