Social Security (Amendment No. 17) (Jersey) Law 2004

A LAW to amend further the Social Security (Jersey) Law 1974.[1]

Adopted by the States                                                   25th May 2004

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council           27th July 2004

Registered by the Royal Court                              3rd September 2004

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Article 36 amended

For paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of Article 36 of the Social Security (Jersey) Law 1974,[2] there shall be substituted the following paragraphs –

“(1)    Paragraph (1A) applies where an employer is required to furnish prescribed information to the Committee before a prescribed date to enable the Committee to calculate any amount of Class 1 contribution payable by the employer.

(1A)   If the employer fails to furnish the information before the prescribed date the employer is liable to pay an additional contribution equal to 5% of the amount of the Class 1 contribution unless the employer satisfies the Committee that it was not reasonably possible to furnish the required information before the prescribed date.

(1B)   If the employer fails to pay any amount of Class 1 contribution, including any additional contribution payable under paragraph (1A), before the date prescribed for the payment of the Class 1 contribution the employer shall be liable to pay an additional 1% of the amount unpaid and shall also be liable to pay interest at the of rate of 1% of any amount unpaid for each month it remains unpaid.

(1C)   A rate of interest mentioned in paragraph (1A) or (1B) may be amended by the States by Regulations.

(2)     An employer or insured person who fails to pay a contribution that he is liable to pay under this Law within the time prescribed for payment of the contribution shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.[3]

(3)     A person who, for the purpose of obtaining a benefit or other payment under this Law, whether for himself or some other person, or for any other purpose connected with this Law –

(a)     knowingly makes a false statement or false representation; or

(b)     produces or furnishes, or causes or knowingly allows to be produced or furnished, a document or any information that the person knows to be false in a material particular,

shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years or to a fine, or both.”.

2        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Social Security (Amendment No. 17) (Jersey) Law 2004 and shall come into force on the seventh day following its registration.


Greffier of the States.




[1] Volume 1973-1974, page 319, Volume 1982-1983, pages 51, 53 and 239, Volume 1986-1987, pages 149 and 151, Volume 1990-1991, pages 467 and 1117, Volume 1992-1993, pages 433 and 437, Volume 1994-1995, page 423, Volume 1996-1997, pages 7 and 1063, Volume 1998, page 722, Volume 1999, pages 419 and 515, Volume 2000, page 873, Volume 2002, pages 639 and 643 and R&Os 7640, 7666, 8602 and 9112.

[2] Volume 1973-1974, page 349 and Volume 1994-1995, page 423.

[3] Volume 1992-1993, page 437.

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