Effects of termination awards provisions

Part of National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:15 pm on 10th June 2019.

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(1) The Treasury must publish reviews of whether the payment of Class 1A contributions on termination awards under sections 1 and 2 has had—

(a) any effect on the number of termination awards made above £30,000;

(b) any effect on the size of termination awards made above £30,000; or

(c) a disproportionate effect on—

(i) women,

(ii) pregnant women,

(iii) persons aged 50 or over, or

(iv) any other group of people with protected characteristics (within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010).

(2) The first review under subsection (1) shall be published no later than 24 months after this section comes into force.

(3) Subsequent reviews under subsection (1) shall be published no later than 24 months after publication of the previous review.—(Peter Dowd.)

This new clause would provide for a general review of the termination awards provisions of this Act within every period of 24 months.

Bought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.