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

9:30 am

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

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?


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