Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Department of Finance
60. To ask the Minister for Finance if he will provide in tabular form the reports/reviews/studies commissioned by him or his Department or agencies under the aegis of his Department since 9 March 2011; the date on which they were commissioned; the date on which they were completed; the date on which they were published; the cost of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12431/14]
A fully comprehensive response regrettably could not be compiled in the time available. My officials have requested the outstanding material from the various agencies and this will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.
In reply to the Deputy's question, we have however included in the table below what information is available at this juncture. Except where otherwise stated, the document has been commissioned by my Department. I should point for clarification out that I have assumed that the Deputy's reference to "reports" does not include annual reports or reports delivered pursurant to other statutory obligations. These are therefore not included below.
Many tax schemes are reviewed in the context of the annual Budget and Finance Bill but detailed reports may not necessarily be published but may be referred to or form part of TSG papers, submissions to the Minister or other budget papers.
|Name of Report/ Review/Study Commissioned||Date Commissioned||Date report was completed||Date published||Cost of the Report|
|Review of Remuneration Practices and Frameworks at the Covered Institutions||28/6/2012||11/3/2013||12/3/2013||€119,000 (ex VAT)|
|PMCA Economic Consultancy to provide economic analysis and assistance in the preparation of the MTES 2014-2020||2.10.2013||6.12.2013||It is intended that the report will be published on the MTES website in the near future.||€49,043 (VAT incl.)|
|Review of scheme of tax relief on donations to charities and approved bodies.||8 Feb 2012||Budget day, 5 Dec 2012||Budget day, 5 Dec 2012||No external costs|
|Independent cost benefit analysis of Living City Initiative||June 2013||October 2013||15 October 2013||€28,290.00|
|Review of the Universal Social Charge||March 2011||October 2011||November 2011||No external costs|
|Independent survey of R&D performing firms in Ireland 2013||10/05/2013||15/10/2013||15/10/2013||€36,850.80|
|Fiscal Rules for Ireland||28/11/2011||12/01/2012||January 2012||€15,750.07 incl VAT|
|Cigarette survey 2011 Revenue Commissioners||Sept 2011||June 2012||Sept 2012||€28,105(inc VAT)|
|Cigarette survey 2012 Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Sept 2012||April 2013||Nov 2013||€28,105(inc VAT)|
|Report on valuations of properties to support the introduction of LPT Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Jan 2013||Feb 2013||Report not published.||€56,653(inc VAT)|
|Report on the operation of VAT in a specific case Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Jan 2013||Dec 2013||Report not published.||Nil (Pro Bono)|
|Cigarette survey 2013 Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Oct 2013||In progress||In progress||€28,105(inc VAT)|
|Roll your own tobacco survey Office of the Revenue Commissioners||Nov 2013||In progress||In progress||€22,996 (inc VAT)|