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8.16 Person Receives a Bonus

Last amended 
15 August 2017

If a person receives a bonus (paid as a lump sum or periodically) this is not considered actual earnings and is not to be included in calculations of actual earnings. This is covered specifically under section 180 of the MRCA. There is no legislation specifically excluding bonuses under the SRCA, however the omission of bonuses under section 8 (relevant to calculating NWE) indicates the same policy is applicable to both the SRCA and MRCA.