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

Mr. Richard Collins:

The Deputy is correct that it is a substantial increase, but there is a wash-through in there. It is to do with the wages subsidy scheme and the reconciliation of that will wash through this year. It is quite complicated, but it is just that the way the system was being reconciled at the end of the year created a large accrual or liability. There was also an accrual there for increments that had not been paid for a couple of years. There were various other accruals, including holiday pay that had built up where staff had not taken all their holidays. We accrued for the cost of that.


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