Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 20 January 2022
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 33: Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
Programme E - Broadcasting
I have three short questions. The first refers to note 18 of the 2020 financial statements, and this relates to our previous conversation. Other payroll-related accruals are up from €7 million in 2019 to over €15 million in 2020. That is a substantial increase. The footnote states that other employee-related accruals consist of employee benefits such as employee remuneration and holiday leave provided for in accordance with IAS 19 employee benefits. That is a substantial increase. How is that accounted for and does it relate to our previous discussion about the historical misallocation of people as being self-employed?