Executive Council met today, Tuesday 16 June 2015.
There were two items for discussion on the Open Agenda, the first of which was the Social Security (Amendment) Bill, which ExCo agreed should be presented to Formal Legislative Council on Monday, 6 July 2015.
This amendment is intended to allow for working years after the age of 65 to count towards the required Basic Island Pension (BIP) qualification period. The amendment also addresses qualifying years for those who worked in a family business, regardless of whether they were paid or not. It also covers those who had a child under the age of five years, were caring for a disabled child or were in receipt of a disability allowance or carer’s allowance.
ExCo agreed that the second item, the Equality & Human Rights Commission Bill, should also be presented at Formal LegCo. This Bill establishes the Commission as a legal entity and allows for the Commissioners to examine any potential human rights violations.
The meeting concluded at 9.50am.
16 June 2015