Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2655)

Tom Neville

Question:

2655. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the secondary legislation enacted since January 1 2018; and if, in each case, the legislation placed additional regulatory burdens on small and medium enterprises. [31505/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

My Department has made a total of fifty-five Statutory Instruments since 1 January 2018.

These Statutory Instruments were made under regulatory powers contained in the European Communities Act 1972, the Pensions Act 1990, the National Minimum Wage Act 2000, the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 and the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018.

Other than the National Minimum Wage Order 2018 (S.I. No. 402/2018) and the National Minimum Wage (Prescription of Percentages of Hourly Rates of Pay) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 72 of 2019), none of the secondary legislation introduced over the period in question has had any impact on the regulatory burden on small and medium enterprises.

The various Statutory Instruments introduced from 1 January 2018 to date are listed in the following tables.

Secondary Legislation in 2018

S.I. No. 15 of 2018 - Transposition of Directive (EU) 2015/1794 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 October 2015

S.I. No. 35 of 2018 - Occupational Pension Schemes (Revaluation) Regulations, 2018

S.I. No. 60 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 61 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 102 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Change in Rates) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 103 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 104 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Diet Supplement) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 105 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Return of Contributions) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 106 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Rent Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 107 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Occupational Injuries) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 306 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 307 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 333 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 5) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 334 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 375 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 6) (Prescribed Time) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 376 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Occupational Injuries) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Prescribed Time) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 389 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 7) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 390 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 5) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 402 of 2018 - National Minimum Wage Order 2018

S.I. No. 476 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Temporary Provisions) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 551 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Section 290A) (Agreement) Order 2018

S.I, No. 576 of 2018 - The European Communities (Organisation Of Working Time) (General Exemptions) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 649 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 650 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 7) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 651 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 9) (Subsidiary Employment) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 652 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 6) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 653 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 654 of 2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018

S.I. No. 655 of 2018 - Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018

Secondary Legislation in 2019

S.I. No. 11 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Domiciliary Care Allowance – Residence of Qualified Child) Regulations, 2019

S.I. No. 31 of 2019 - Occupational Pension Schemes (Revaluation) Regulations, 2019

S.I. No. 39 of 2019 - Occupational Pension Schemes (Funding Standard) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019

S.I. No. 40 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment)

(No. 2) (State Pension (Contributory)) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 41 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Earnings Disregard) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 42 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Earnings Disregard) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 69/2019 - Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019

S.I. No. 72 of 2019 - National Minimum Wage (Prescription of Percentages of Hourly Rates of Pay) Order 2019

S.I. No. 73 of 2019 - Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 (Payments in respect of Certain Medical Certification and Reports under the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 101 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Rent Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 102 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Change in Rates) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 103 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 5) (Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 107 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Occupational Injuries) (Amendment) (No. 1) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 108 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Diet Supplement) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 109 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 6) (Working Family Payment) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 116 of 2019 - Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019

S.I. No. 130 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 7) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 131 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 202 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 203 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 239 of 2019 - Occupational Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 241 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 9) (Days to be treated as days of Incapacity for Work) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 242 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Occupational Injuries) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Provisions as to Incapacity for Work) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 303 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 304 of 2019 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 5) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2019

S.I. No. 344 of 2019 – Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (Specified Bodies) Regulations 2019