Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Participating Wife or Civil Partner of Self-employed Earner) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 come into force

The Regulations implement in Northern Ireland art.8 of the Directive on equal treatment for self-employed persons (2010/41/EU), which provides an entitlement to maternity allowance of 14 weeks for women who participate in the business of their self-employed spouse or civil partner, but for which they receive no income.